National Gallery Technical Bulletin (Paperback)

Volume 35, Joshua Reynolds in the National Gallery and the Wallace Collection (National Gallery Technical Bulletins)

By Ashok Roy (Editor), Alexandra Gent, Rachel Morrison, Lucy Davis (Contributions by), Susan Foister (Contributions by)

National Gallery London, 9781857095562, 128pp.

Publication Date: April 7, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (2/14/2017)
Paperback (9/10/2005)
Paperback (12/1/2003)
Paperback (2/1/2011)
Paperback (11/10/2004)
Paperback (5/31/2016)
Paperback (11/1/2011)
Paperback (9/10/2002)

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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.   

About the Author

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.