Analyses of Paint Media

John Mills and Raymond White
Technical Bulletin Volume 9, 1985

Abstract

The media used in 11 European paintings, 14th–19th centuries, in the National Gallery, London, were analysed using gas chromatography and mass spectroscopy. Egg, egg-oil, oil, oil-resin, and oil possibly plus egg were found.

Keywords 

Bouts, Bronzino, Detroy, Ercole de' Roberti (attrib), European, GC-MS, Ingres, Le Prince, paint, paintings, Pellegrini, Preda, Raphael, Ugolino di Nero, Vigee le Brun (attrib)

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Mills, J., White, R. 'Analyses of Paint Media'. National Gallery Technical Bulletin Vol 9, pp 70–71.
http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/technical-bulletin/mills_white1985b


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