January 26, 2021

A 'tiziano' falls from the sacristy of El Escorial | Culture

A 'tiziano' falls from the sacristy of El Escorial | Culture



The painting of Titian Christ Crucified this morning has been detached from the wall of the sacristy of the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial in which it was exposed causing "a considerable horizontal tear of the cloth support, which has affected the lower area of ​​the painting", as reported by Patrimonio National in a statement.

Immediately displaced the technical services of Heritage for the evaluation and diagnosis of the damage and the actions to be carried out, it has been detected as probable cause of this incident the material degradation of the plaster coating of the wall to which the painting was anchored. The technicians have been able to verify that part of the plaster was no longer on the wall. This newspaper has tried unsuccessfully to contact the public body for more details.

The work has not suffered losses of the pictorial layer and has proceeded to its removal, protection and packaging for immediate treatment and restoration in the workshops of the National Heritage central services and subsequent relocation in the sacristy of the monastery.

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