Saving Van Loon

For about 6 months, art restorer Isabelle Happart has had her nose pressed up daily against a painting of Theodoor van Loon, patiently saving it from the ravages of time.

She had met the painting 17 years before under far more dramatic circumstances, because in 2000 Isabelle saved the painting a first time… from a burning church. Here, Isabelle tells the surprising story of the fancy dress party that saved an Old Master. (French Audio)

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