Synopses & Reviews
This volume is dedicated to the study of the techniques and materials used by British painter Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723andndash;1792). Some of Reynoldsandrsquo;s pictures contain notoriously unstable paint mixes, prone to serious color deterioration or surface crackingandmdash;sometimes evident even in the artistandrsquo;s lifetime. The authors examine the supports and the media that he employed, shedding light on what rendered the finished results so unpredictable. Three essays and 16 case studies analyze works in the National Gallery, London, and the Wallace Collection. This Technical Bulletin is the result of a multidisciplinary research collaboration between the National Gallery and the Wallace Collection and is unmatched by other resources on Reynolds. and#160;
This absorbing study approaches the paintings of Sir Joshua Reynolds with a fresh eye, examining his materials and manner of painting from a unique conservation and technical perspective.
About the Author
Ashok Royand#160;is director of collections,and#160;Rachel Morrison is higher scientific officer in the Scientific Department,and#160;and Susan Foister is director of public engagement, all at the National Gallery, London. Alexandra Gent is conservator for the Wallace Collection Reynolds Project and Lucy Davis is curator of Old Master painting, both at the Wallace Collection, London.