A preliminary attempt to identify Ruben's studio practice

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Paintings in the style of P.P. Rubens have been examined with the aid od infrared reflectography. It is being proposed that certain phenomena along the contours of large scale Rubens-like figures in two mythological paintings could be ascribed as final corrections made by Rubens himself. Similar corrections have been observed in a painting by Rubens as well as in his drawings. Based on this it is being suggested that paintings in the "Style of Rubens" showing these types of corrections may be re-attributed to "Studio of Ruben", adding to our understanding of the large output of paintings from this Antwerp master.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICOM committee for conservation, 11th triennial meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland, 1-6 September 1996: Preprints
EditorsJanet Bridgland
Number of pages5
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherJames & James
Publication date1996
Commissioning bodyMauritshuis
ISBN (Print)1-873956-50-8
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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