National Gallery Technical Bulletin

Volume 35, Joshua Reynolds in the National Gallery and the Wallace Collection

Edited by Ashok Roy; Alexandra Gent, Rachel Morrison, and Ashok Roy, with contributions by Lucy Davis and Susan Foister

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April 7, 2015
128 pages, 8 1/4 x 11 3/4
230 color illus.
ISBN: 9781857095562
Paper

Published by National Gallery Company/Distributed by Yale University Press

This volume is dedicated to the study of the techniques and materials used by British painter Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723–1792). Some of Reynolds’s pictures contain notoriously unstable paint mixes, prone to serious color deterioration or surface cracking—sometimes evident even in the artist’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.   

Ashok Roy is director of collections, Rachel Morrison is higher scientific officer in the Scientific Department, 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.

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Wallace Collection, London
(03/12/15–06/07/15)

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