Canvas Supports and Grounds in Paintings by C.W. Eckersberg

Bidragets oversatte titel: Lærreder og grunderinger i malerier af C.W. Eckersberg

Troels Folke Filtenborg, Cecil Krarup Andersen

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The supports and grounds in 43 paintings on canvas by C.W. Eckersberg, dating from throughout his career, were investigated by visual examination, X-radiography, computer assisted automated thread counting and weave mapping, as well as by cross section analysis. The analytical data were complemented by written sources such as Eckersberg’s diaries, accounts and letters. The results show certain patterns in his practice and are discussed in relation to the varying locations and conditions in successive phases of his career and in view of contemporary paint technical treatises and circumstances such as Danish nineteenth-century customs regulations. Preservational implications of Eckersberg’s choice in supports and grounds are considered briefly.
Bidragets oversatte titelLærreder og grunderinger i malerier af C.W. Eckersberg
TitelStudying the European visual arts 1800-1850 : paintings, sculpture, interiors and art on paper
RedaktørerJoyche H. Townsend, Abbie Vandivere
Antal sider12
ForlagArchetype Publications Ltd.
Publikationsdato20 maj 2017
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-909492-52-3
StatusUdgivet - 20 maj 2017
BegivenhedTechnology and Practice: Studying the European Visual Arts 1800-1850 - Nationalmuseet, Københavm, Danmark
Varighed: 15 jun. 201616 jun. 2016


KonferenceTechnology and Practice
NavnCATS Proceedings
NummerIII, 2016


  • Eckersberg
  • Hørlærred
  • Grundering
  • Maleri