Technical Bulletin

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The National Gallery Technical Bulletin, first published in 1977, has achieved a leading position in the study of the materials and techniques of painting, and the scientific examination of paintings. Published annually, it is essential reading for conservators, conservation scientists, art historians, collectors and curators.

Drawing on the combined expertise of curators, scientists and conservators, it brings together a wealth of information about artists materials, practices and techniques.

Browse the archives from the listing below, or search via the indexes: artist index, author index, volume index

Series editor: Ashok Roy

  1. In this volume: Titian's Painting Technique to c.1540 - Catalogue - Recovering Titian: The Cleaning and Restoration of Three Overlooked Paintings
  2. In this volume: Renoir’s 'Umbrellas' – Gerini’s 'Baptism Altarpiece' – Vuillard’s 'La Terrasse at Vasouy' - Adolphe Monticelli - 15th and 16th century European paintings
  3. In this volume: Leonardo in Verrocchio's workshop – 'The Virgin of the Rocks' – painting practice in Milan in the 1490s – an altarpiece once in San Francesco Grande, Milan
  4. In this volume: Verrocchio – Giorgione's 'Il Tramonto' – 'The Virgin and Child with an Angel', after Francia – Perugino’s 'Baptism of Christ' – Rembrandt – Reynolds
  5. In this anniversary volume: Sassetta's Sansepolcro altarpiece – Sebastiano del Piombo – Velázquez's 'Christ after the Flagellation' – Cuyp's 'Large Dort' – Corot
  6. In this volume: Cézanne's practice – Fragonard's 'The Fountain of Love' – Annibale Carracci's 'Montalto Madonna' – Quinten Massys – Giotto's 'Pentecost'
  7. In this volume: Bernardo Daddi's 'Coronation of the Virgin' – Tintoretto's 'Saint George and the Dragon' – Titian's 'A Boy with a Bird' – Monet's palette – red lake pigments
  8. In this volume: The Master of the Story of Griselda – Perugino's 'Madonna di Loreto' – Perugino's workshop – gilding and illusion in the paintings of Bernardino Fungai
  9. In this volume: Rubens – Van Bassen – Mazo's 'Queen Mariana' – pigment-medium interactions with smalt – red lake pigment manufacture – analyses of paint media
  10. In this volume: Raphael – Polidoro da Caravaggio’s ‘Way to Calvary’ – Lancret’s ‘The Four Times of Day’ – relative humidity and pigment change – the fading of Prussian blue
  11. In this volume: Georges Seurat – Giulio Romano – Marinus van Reymerswale – Goossen van der Weyden – medium interactions with lead-based pigments – 'black earths'