A few months ago we went to write a condition report and make some cleaning tests at St. Judes Church in Southwark where a wall painting  behind the altar had been defaced during a break in.

The painting is by  A.E Cooper (1925) who was an assistant to John Singer Sargent and painted the  famous portrait of Winston Churchill- nice story here – https://www.winstonchurchill.org/learn/in-the-media/churchill-in-the-news/1163-qprofile-for-victoryq-portrait-of-churchill-by-ae-cooper-for-sale

The Graffiti is mainly located in the central area and done in marker pen. Tests showed that it will be possible to remove it safely

 

Wall Painting by A E Cooper 1923

detail of Graffiti