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Vegetable Seller Possibly by Joachim Beuckelaer Restored by English Heritage

Visitors to Audley End House in Essex will be able to see an important sixteenth century Dutch painting, known as The Vegetable Seller, reinstated to the historic house’s art collection for the first time in 60 years. It is also the first time in centuries that the painting will be seen as it was originally conceived, having been restored to its former glory by conservators at English Heritage over the past two years.

Experts at the charity now believe they have uncovered strong evidence to link the work to the Antwerp born painter, Joachim Beuckelaer (ca. 1535–1575). It may even have been painted by the artist himself. Beuckelaer was known for his influence on the development of still life art in Northern Europe and Italy.

Read the full article on the restoration of The Vegetable Seller at the English Heritage website

The Vegetable Seller after restoration. Photo: Christopher Ison/English Heritage