Publication
Title
In situ investigation of Chinese export watercolours in the nineteenth century : pigments and dyes
Author
Abstract
Chinese export watercolours were produced for the export market in the southeastern part of China during the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. These hand-painted images were produced in large numbers with a variety of water-based opaque colours on paper. Pigment analysis was carried out on 37 painted areas of selected works from a private collection using a range of techniques, including micro-X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (mu XRF), FTIR and Raman spectroscopy. These analytical results provide the first in-depth measurements of the painting materials by the techniques on these export artworks. Several pigments were identified conclusively by the analyses-barium white, lead white, Prussian blue, ultramarine, emerald green, Hooker's Green, gamboge and red lead. Results also suggest that violet tint, purple and red dyes might be present.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of the institute of conservation / International institute for conservation of historic and artistic works. United Kingdom group paper group. - London, 2009, currens
Journal of the institute of conservation / International institute for conservation of historic and artistic works. United Kingdom group paper group. - London, 2009, currens
Publication
London : Institute of Conservation , 2018
ISSN
1945-5224
Volume/pages
41 :3 (2018) , p. 218-234
ISI
000470291500005
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
Publication type
Subject
Art 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 19.10.2018
Last edited 24.10.2021
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