The Technique of a Tüchlein by Quinten Massys
Author: Roy, Ashok
Source: The National Gallery Technical Bulletin, Volume 12, Number 1, January 1988 , pp. 36-43(8)
Publisher: National Gallery
Abstract:Tüchlein, a glue tempera medium on linen, is an early Netherlandish technique used for The Virgin and Child Saints Barbara and Catherine attributed to Quentin Massys. Technical examinations disclosed an animal glue medium, linen fibre, and lack of a conventional ground. Infrared photographs showed an underdrawing and black underpaint. The painting is compared to Dieric Bouts' Entombment executed in the same technique.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1988-01-01
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