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Analyses of Paint Media

Raymond White and Jennifer Pilc
Technical Bulletin Volume 14, 1993


Analyses of paint media by GC, GCMS, and on occasion FTIR are presented for 17 Italian artists (late 13th–early 18th centuries), seven German (late 15th – mid-17th centuries), three 17th-century Dutch, and eight French artists of the later 19th century. For the French artists, several paintings were examined in most cases. [Abstractor's note: some of these last results figure in essays, but not in tabular form, in 'Art in the Making: Impressionism', The National Gallery (1990)].


Fourier transform infrared analysis, gas chromatography, paint, painting (technique)

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White, R., Pilc, J. 'Analyses of Paint Media'. National Gallery Technical Bulletin Vol 14, pp 86–94.