Title
The stained-glass panel depicting the anointing at Bethany : art historical research, technical analysis, and treatment
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Chemistry
Faculty of Design Sciences
Publication type
bookPart
Publication
Zwolle :Spa, [*]
Subject
Chemistry
Source (book)
ICOM-CC Glass and Ceramics Working Group Interim Meeting and Forum of the International Scientific Committee for the Conservation of Stained Glass, ICOM Committee for Conservation (Corpus Vitrearum-ICOMOS) / Roemich, Hannelore [edit.]; et al. / Roemich, Hannelore [edit.]; et al.
Source (series)
Recent advances in glass, stained-glass, and ceramics conservation ; 2013
ISBN - Hoofdstuk
978-90-8932-113-8
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
In 2008, Museum M in Louvain (Flanders, Belgium) acquired a panel depicting The Anointing at Bethany that is believed once to have adorned the citys former Charterhouse. The panel required conservation treatment, which was preceded by a thorough art-historical and technical examination. It emerged that comparable panels are kept at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Riverside Church in New York. Chemical analyses show most of the glass in the panel to have a typical 16th century high-limelow-alkali composition. The conservation treatment was based on the evaluation of these findings and focused very strongly on enhancing the aesthetic balance for an improved reading of the panel.
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