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Jennifer Huppertz: The neo-Gothic altar retables by F.W. Mengelberg of St Mary Rosary in Mönchengladbach-Eicken Examination, concept development and conservation treatment Back
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Abstract: Friedrich Wilhelm Mengelberg created three altar screens for the St. Mary Rosary church in
Mönchengladbach-Eicken in the years from 1882 until 1885, which are subject of this paper. An art
historical assessment of the altar screens executed in the style of gothic revival is given as well as an
iconographic analysis of the depictions. The main part presents the technological findings and an
assessment of the state of conservation as result of the research conducted for this paper. Discussion
focusses on the conservation problems present as well as the appearance of the altar screens, which is
highly impaired by reworking and alterations. On this basis a concept for conservation treatment is


  • academic institution: Technische Hochschule Köln
  • kind of theses:  Masterarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dipl.-Rest. Hans Portsteffen
  • assistant Tutor:  Dipl.-Rest. Marc Peez
  • date:  2015
  • Language:  German

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