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Subject: Bronze paint on picture frames

Bronze paint on picture frames

From: Bronwyn Roberts <robertsbronwyn>
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2000
I am a third year student at De Montfort University in Lincoln, UK
doing a BA (Hons) degree in Conservation and Restoration. For my
dissertation I am researching the use of imitation gold leaf and
bronze paint on 18th and 19th c. English picture frames.

Although I am only in the initial stages of research, I wonder
whether anyone knows of any references on the removal of oxidised
bronze paint from oil or water gilding. I am also trying to find out
whether there were specific kinds of bronze paint being used during
these centuries and, more specifically, what binding media were used
in these paints.

Any information on this subject would be much appreciated as I am
struggling to find written resources.

Bronwyn Roberts

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:45
                 Distributed: Friday, February 25, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-13-45-036
Received on Tuesday, 22 February, 2000

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