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An investigation of lead sulphide darkening of nineteenth century painting materials

1990

Abstract

Investigates the problem of lead sulphide darkening of 19th century painting materials. This darkening, thought to be caused by the formation of the dark-brown compound lead sulphide, was believed to occur wherever lead was present in the ground and oil paint layers or as a drier in a final oil varnish. The tacking margin of a Turner oil sketch and a 19th century primed canvas were examined.

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  • Resource type

    Conference paper (published)

  • Institution
    • Tate

  • Event title
    • Conference held jointly by UKIC and the Tate Gallery

  • Book title
    • Dirt and pictures separated: papers given at a conference held jointly by UKIC and the Tate Gallery, January 1990

  • Editor
    • Hackney, Stephen
    • Townsend, Joyce H.
    • Eastaugh, Nick
  • Pagination
    • 40-43

  • Publisher
    • United Kingdom Institute of Conservation

  • Place of publication
    • London

  • ISBN
    • 9781871656084