There is a special technique you use when lifting and moving a painting which I will try to explain. With one person each side of the painting, the person on the right puts their right hand on the painting frame at shoulder height, and their left hand, on the underside of the painting. The person on the left side of the painting puts their left hand on the painting frame at shoulder height, and their right hand on the underside of the painting. With this configuration, the painting can be lifted. With the painting supported this way, you can move the painting Either forward or backward and still have both people facing the same way. (Sounds way more complicated than it actually is….) So, paying particular care we walked the painting through halls and doorways to it’s temporary location. This completed, Using the same procedure we moved the Murillo copy, and hung it back in it’s rightful place. After a little standing back, squinting and nudging, it finally looked straight…

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