Academic thesis

Theresa Herrmann: The examination and restoration of an oval Portrait showing Charlotte Georgine Duchess of Sachsen-Hildburghausen, part of the Lindenau-Museum’s collection in Altenburg / The painting technique of the Portrait in comparision with written sources Back
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Abstract: This Diploma thesis deals with an oval Portrait of Charlotte Georgine duchess of Sachsen-Hildburghausen, part of the Lindenau-Museum in Altenburg. The portrait is lined on a painted textile support. The deformed paint layer was retouched and varnished. Black stains affecting negatively the appearance. The aim is the examination, conservation and restoration in regard to a potential exhibition. The main measure consists in the removal of retouchings and recent varnishes.
The theoretical part compares the painting technique with written sources.


Keywords: Hildburghausen, removal of retouchings, selective varnish removal, filling, retouching on original surface, black stains, Gamblin Conservation Colors
  • academic institution: Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dr. Ursula Haller; Dipl.-Rest. Nadja Glaser
  • assistant Tutor:  Prof. Dipl.-Rest. Ivo Mohrmann
  • date:  2013
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  227
  • pictures:  201

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