Analyses of Paint Media

John Mills and Raymond White
Technical Bulletin Volume 12, 1988

Abstract

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

Keywords 

Botticelli, Caspar David Friedrich, French school, paint, paintings, Treck, van der Heyden, van Heemskerck, Veronese

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Mills, J., White, R. 'Analyses of Paint Media'. National Gallery Technical Bulletin Vol 12, pp 78–79.
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