Please scroll down for a detailed view of the partially cleaned area of Domitian’s cuirass. Further down on the page is an attempt to ”digitally remove” the varnish on the painting.

Photomicrograph of the cleaned area. The brownish colored varnish is still present on top of the light blue grey color. We have not yet been able to identify the blue pigments in this area.
Original image. Photo: Helena Christerdotter.
An attempt to ”digitally remove” the varnish, based on the blue color of the cuirass. When the varnish is removed, the left side of the painting will be brighter than in the image above as the varnish is thicker there and the colors will become stronger across the entire painting.

Roman emperor Domitian, Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Tizian, Tiziano Vecellio, Roman emperors, Eleven Caesars, Undici Cesari, Domitianus, Isabella d’Este, Federico II Gonzaga, Mantova, Mantua, Italy, Francis I, Amboise France, Charles I England.