Interpretation of the X-Ray of du Jardin's 'Portrait of a Young Man'
Jill Dunkerton and Ashok Roy
Technical Bulletin Volume 6, 1982
During recent cleaning of Portrait of a Young Man, a complete X-radiograph was made, and samples of the paint and ground were taken for examination as cross-sections. In addition to the two heads, one above the other, revealed in the X-rays, the sections suggest the presence of another image, sandwiched between them. All three figures were thought to have been painted by the same artist.
cleaning, cross-sections, Karel du Jardin, painting, paintings, Portrait of a Young Man, radiography
To cite this article we suggest using
Dunkerton, D., Roy, A. 'Interpretation of the X-Ray of du Jardin's "Portrait of a Young Man"'. National Gallery Technical Bulletin Vol 6, pp 19–25.
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