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Analyses of Paint Media

John Mills and Raymond White
Technical Bulletin Volume 12, 1988


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.


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

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