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The Work

Sophie has extensive experience working for major museums, national collections, galleries, dealers, artists and private clients. Here are some examples of her recent projects.

Diana and her Nymphs

Artist: Adriaen van Nieulandt, the younger
Date: 1615
Location: Ham House, Surrey/National Trust
Medium: Oil on canvas 160.0 x 219.7 cm

The Prospect of Dover Castle

Artist: John Wootton
Date: 1727
Location: Knole, Kent/National Trust
Medium: Oil on canvas 210 x 305 cm

A Seapiece, with Dutch fishing boat coming in, and Men of War in the distance

Artist: Sir Augustus Wall Callcott
Date: 1827
Location: Petworth House, West Sussex/National Trust (for Turner exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich)
Medium: Oil on canvas 115.6 x 169.9 cm

Whitehall Mural Copy – Henry VII, Elizabeth of York, Henry VIII, Jane Seymour and Edward VI

Artist: Remigius van Leemput
Date: 1667
Location: Lord Egremont/Petworth (for exhibition at Hampton Court Palace)
Medium: Oil on canvas 88.9 x 98.7 cm

Alexander I. Tsar of Russia

Artist: Francois Pascal Simon Baron Gérard
Date: 1859
Location: Wellington Collection Apsley House, London/English Heritage Trust
Medium: Oil on canvas 244.5 x 163.2 cm

Abstract Flowers

Artist: Thanos Tsingos
Date: 1914 - 1965
Location: Private Owner
Medium: Oil on board
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Macbeth and the Witches, Act VI, Scene 1

Artist: Joshua Reynolds
Date: 1789
Location: Petworth House, West Sussex/National Trust
Medium: Oil on canvas (h) 276.4 x (w) 368.8 cm


Sophie has restored many paintings for the V&A (Victoria & Albert Museum, London), She has worked in the Paintings Conservation Department in the museum; e.g. being in charge of the loans program for a while and more recently she helped preparing several large artworks for the “Epic Iran” exhibition in 2021. The treatment and installation was captured on camera for the BBC program Secrets of the Museum Series 2, Episode 2 Epic Iran.

She has also had V&A paintings delivered to her studio, where she restored them over a longer period. These were later re-installed in the National Competition Gallery. Another project included 3 whole period rooms (decorated panels/oil paint on wood) from the 17th century which needed to be conserved and prepared for the new V&A European Gallery. Due to the sheer size of these projects she worked collaboratively with another conservator on both, the latter being presented with the responsible curator from the V&A in a , now published, lecture at the Art Worker’s Guild.

For the National Trust, Sophie has worked on numerous projects over the years. The most challenging one to this day was “Macbeth and the Witches” by Joshua Reynolds from Petworth House. The artist’s largest painting he ever produced had to be rolled in order to get out of the house and into Sophie’s studio where it took many months to complete the treatment.

Sophie enjoys talking about her work with great enthusiasm and feels especially proud that she’s been able to educate others on the ethical nature of caring for art and the different methods available. Her wealth of experience resulted in her being given the role of working in various houses on open days in the past, explaining to visitors about the work undertaken.

More recently Sophie has worked on several paintings at the new Royal Oak Foundation Conservation Studio at Knole, National Trust near Sevenoaks. Here there are many delightful volunteers who are present on Open days to explain the ongoing work to visitors. It is an amazing set up as it allows the team of conservators to present their work to the public whilst concentrating on what they are doing.

Sophie was delighted to be part of another series for the BBC a while ago, Petworth House – The Big Spring Clean.

Apsley House now part of English Heritage used to be called Number 1 London as it is located right at the heart of London at Hydepark Corner, and it used to be owned by the Duke Wellington. Sophie has been very lucky to work on several projects for this incredible collection.

 Sophie is regularly called upon to share her knowledge and experience at conferences. She delights in sharing useful, innovative techniques with others.

She gained lots of experience working for Sophia Plender OBE and Simon Folkes.
 As a Student Conservator, Sophie undertook work at the Paintings Conservation Studio of the Walraff-Richartz-Museum in Cologne, Germany.
 Also when studying she worked at Fundacion Tarea (Institute for Conservation of Paintings and Sculptures) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
 Sophie completed various internships before she studied. One took place at the Paintings Conservation Department of the Bavarian Institute for Conservation of Artistic and Historical Monuments ( Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege) in Munich, Germany. Also as an intern, she worked at the Paintings Conservation Department of the Institute for Conservation in Düsseldorf.
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