After months of painstaking work by our conservation team, Sir Joshua Reynolds' The Snake in the Grass has been reinstalled in the Museum in its conserved frame. We share some pictures of the reveal.

Art handlers move The Snake in the Grass through the Museum

Art handlers move The Snake in the Grass through the Museum, pictured here on the first floor of the No.13 stairs.

The team carefully positions the frame on the wall of the Library Dining Room

The team carefully positions the painting on the walls of the Library-Dining Room.

The conserved frame - unveiled!

The conserved frame - unveiled!

Enveloping mirrors around both The Snake in the Grass and the Portrait of Soane opposite create an infinity effect

Enveloping mirrors around both The Snake in the Grass and Sir Thomas Lawrence's Portrait of Soane Aged 76 opposite create an infinity effect.

Learn more

If you'd like to learn more about how the frame was conserved, you can read our 'Conserving the Reynolds Frame' blog series using the links below.