The vicissitudes of the Maroger medium

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Journal Article


Werner, A.E.A.;


Studies in conservation, Volume 3, Number 2, p.80-82 (1957)


Anthony van (1599-1641), color, Dyck, history, Maroger medium, measurement, media, paints, Peter Paul (1577-1640), Rubens


In this book "The Secret Formulas of the Old Masters", Maroger quotes a passage, which is stated to be written by de Mayerne, concerning the composition of a paint medium used by Rubens. This quotation does not appear in the de Mayerne manuscript. The comedy of errors leading to this misquotation is revealed.