Academic thesis

Francesca Schneider: The conservation and restoration of the painting „Küchenvorrat. Totes Wild“, 1834, painted by Jakob Lehnen, part of the Old National Gallery’s Collection, State Museums of Berlin / Possibilities and limits in conservation treatment of a impregnated painting with beeswax. Practical tests for reduction and extraction of wax from a partially impregnated painting Back
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Abstract: The diploma thesis deals with the painting “Küchenvorrat. Totes Wild“, 1834, painted by Jakob Lehnen and part of the Old National Gallery’s Collection, Berlin. Due to a previous beeswax- treatment in the 20th century the painting had been completely covered with beeswax and the textile support had been partially impregnated. The major emphasis of the conservation treatment was directed towards reducing of the beeswax.
The theoretical part of the diploma thesis includes the treatment of the wax impregnation.


Keywords: Wax-impregnation. Düsseldorfer Malerschule, 19th century, extraction, reduction, flaking paint layer
  • academic institution: Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dr. Ursula Haller; Dipl.-Rest. Kristina Mösl
  • assistant Tutor:  Prof. Dipl.-Rest. Ivo Mohrmann
  • date:  2012
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  74
  • pictures:  99

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