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We came into work at 6am and began washing down the walls and rubbing down the metalwork, before we started painting, so we were able to give it as long as possible to dry out before the girls came in each night.
Behind him is another man, facing away from Mari, who is rubbing down the tip of the hull with a metal scraper.
The paintings included the Hambletonian Rubbing Down by 18th century artist George Stubbs.