A Trio of Treatments: Conserving Manet's "The Ragpicker"

Between 2018–2019, the Norton Simon Museum collaborated with the Department of Paintings Conservation at the J. Paul Getty Museum to clean and conserve the Simon’s three paintings by Édouard Manet.

In this video, Chief Curator Emily Talbot interviews Devi Ormond, Associate Conservator at the J. Paul Getty Museum, about the challenges of treating The Ragpicker, as well as the compositional changes that Manet made during the course of painting the picture.