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Facture: Conservation, Science, Art History, Volume 1: Renaissance Masterworks
edited by Daphne Barbour, senior object conservator and E. Melanie Gifford, research conservator for paintings technology at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

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From Facture, Jan van Eyck's The Annunciation, c. 1434-1436, oil on panel transferred to canvas, National Gallery of Art, Andrew W. Mellon Collection. Details of the Virgin's robe: (left) after cleaning, with paint losses inpainted but before the missing blue glaze was compensated; (center) infrared reflectogram used to guide final recreation of the glaze (images collected with a Kodak platinum silicide camera configured to 1500–2000 nm); (right) after treatment, with the missing blue glaze recreated in reversible materials.

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From Facture, page from Libro de' Disegni (recto), drawings probably 1480–1504, mounting and framework by Vasari after 1524, album page with four drawings in various media with decoration in pen and brown ink, brown wash, over black chalk, National Gallery of Art, Woodner Collection, Patrons' Permanent Fund. Detail, Filippino Lippi, Various Figure Studies, c. 1493/1495. Filippino's drawing is depicted in color and Vasari's framing in gray scale.

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From Facture, Florentine, probably after a model by Andrea del Verrocchio and Orsino Benintendi, Lorenzo de' Medici, 1478/1521, painted terracotta, National Gallery of Art, Samuel H. Kress Collection, during treatment, half-cleaned.

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