Belonging to St Patrick's Cathedral Parramatta, this 14th – 15th century Bohemian painted wooden sculpture (from what is now the Czech Republic) is known as the Beautiful Madonna with Child.
Executed in the Gothic style, it was designed to be presented on a church altar or in an architectural niche. Originally the sculpture was fully painted using the polychrome technique, a style of painting using several different colours, which was often applied to ancient sculpture and architecture.
Over the years the sculpture had lost the vast majority of its paint layer and had been over-painted several times. Various wooden elements had also been altered or replaced.
Overview ICS won the 2022 NSW National Trust “Conservation – Interiors and Objects” Award for this project, with its submission titled “The Discovery of an Old Master Panel Painting Masquerading as a 19th Century Copy”. The discovery of this artwork made headlines around the world. The still life painting originally belonged to the National Trust’s Woodford Academy collection. Its provenance...
Overview ICS was engaged by St Agnes’ Catholic Church to undertake conservation treatment on the 14 Stations of the Cross and two sculptures of Mary and Jesus located inside St Agnes’ Catholic Church in Port Macquarie. Each Station is modelled...