Aspects of 17th century Binding Medium: inclusions in Rembrandt’s Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp

Petria Noble, Jørgen Wadum, Karin Groen, Ron M.A. Heeren, Klaas-Jan van den Berg

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During the recent restoration of Rembrandt's Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp minuscule crater-like holes, which cover the surface of the painting, were studied. Whitish material within the holes was identified as lead chloride hydroxide and a variety of lead soaps. These inclusions, which in many cases protrude through the paint, are thought to have formed as a result of the agglomeration of lead compound and saponification of the linseed oil within the ground layer. Possible scenarios for the origin of the chloride are discussed.
TitelProceedings of the International congress on contribution of chemistry to the works of art, Art & Chimie, la couleur
RedaktørerJacques Goupy, Jean-Pierre Mohen
Antal sider4
ISBN (Trykt)2-271-05766-3
StatusUdgivet - 2000
Udgivet eksterntJa