‘All That Glisters…’
The Materials and Techniques of William Larkin

Thu 1 Mar 18, 6.30pm–7.30pm

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What are the hidden stories behind the works of the Jacobean painter William Larkin?

Larkin was one of the most accomplished portrait painters of Jacobean England, receiving commissions from various members of the English nobility.

Visiting conservator Sarah Cove shares her research into the conservation and restoration of Larkin’s paintings, shedding light on the materials and techniques of this English court painter.


Sarah Cove qualified as a Paintings Conservator at the Courtauld Institute of Art, followed by internships at the V&A and National Portrait Gallery, London. She has worked freelance for private, heritage and corporate clients in London and the south-east since 1987. She now divides her time between London and Falmouth and since 2012 has extended her practice to cover southern England, Devon and Cornwall. She was recently featured on Fake or Fortune as a specialist on the work of John Constable.

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