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with Shrove-Tide. It is signed ‘BRVEGHEL·1562’ and depicts three faces modelled over an underdrawing in red chalk. This contribution argues for a firm attribution of the painting to Pieter Bruegel the Elder, founded on the results from thorough technical analyses, including dendrochronology, infrared reflectography, X-radiography, SEM-EDX and XRF. The terminus post quem provided by the felling date of the tree used for the panel matches Bruegel’s lifetime, and examination by infrared reflectography revealed a hitherto unobserved signature and date in the upper-right corner of the painting
that corresponds with the dendrochronological result.
The long scholarly debate on the attribution of the painting is also addressed through a study of the painting’s provenance and attribution history.
|Title of host publication||The Bruegel Success Story : Papers Presented at Symposium XXI for the Study of Underdrawing and Technology in Painting, Brussels, 12-14 September 2018|
|Number of pages||18|
|Place of Publication||Leuven|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
|Series||Underdrawing and Technology in Painting. Symposia|
01/05/2018 → 01/10/2018