A Tuscan madonna of ca. 1260: technique and conservation

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Journal Article


Wolters, Christian;


Studies in conservation, Volume 2, Number 2, p.87-95 (1955)


acetyl cellulose, act. 1398), Cennini, Cennino di Drea (b. ca. 1370, conservation, paintings, technique, techniques, Virgin and child


A detailed description is given of the painting technique used, together with brief notes on the restoration. Though considerably earlier than Cennini's treatise, the painting shows features usually associated with a period later than Cennini, in that the opaque tempera underpaint is followed by scumbles and glazes in an oily medium. N.S.B.