Previously on the Royal Armouries blog we posted a story about an equine project our Conservation Team have been working on. This life-size papier-mache horse was created by the early 20th century craftsman Felix Joubert. The horse came up to Leeds from the Tower of London to undergo repair work earlier this year.
Since our initial report the Joubert horse is starting to look a little better after a lot of filling, sanding, consolidating and infill painting. His ear is firmly back in place and the damage to his neck, sides and legs have been stabilized and fixed.
Now it is only the tail which needs conserving, this in itself will be a big project as great care needs to be taken so as not to damage it any further. In the meantime the horse will be stabled in our Stores area.
Blogger: Alex Cantrill, Conservator