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Subject: Gerrit Dou

Gerrit Dou

From: Jorgen Wadum <wadum.j>
Date: Monday, October 25, 1999
Currently the conservation department at The Royal Cabinet of
Paintings Mauritshuis is making research into the materials and
technique of Dutch 17th century still life and genre paintings. Of
particular interest is the technique of the Leiden 'fine-painters',
and specifically that of Gerrit Dou (1613-1675).

It is known that Dou in some of his paintings used not only linseed
oil but also walnut oil.

    *   Have you got analytical results relating to Dou's binding

A number of Dou's paintings show in IRR an underdrawing or a greyish

    *   Do you have complimentary information on this?

Despite the underdrawing or undermodeling a number of pentimenti are
observed in Dou's paintings.

    *   Do you have additional information on this?

We shall be grateful for any information on these issues, either in
writing / figures / illustrations / photo's

Jorgen Wadum
Chief Conservator
Royal Cabinet of Paintings Mauritshuis
P.O. Box 536
2501 CM  The Hague
+31 70 302 3461
Fax: +31 70 365 3819

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:27
                 Distributed: Monday, October 25, 1999
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Received on Monday, 25 October, 1999

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