Academic thesis

Regina Hoffmann: The Restoration of the painting „Friedrich II., König in Preußen” (1743) by David Matthieu from the Militärhistorischen Museum der Bundeswehr Dresden / Priming or preparatory coat? Research into the usage of multilayered grounds and preparatory coats in the early 18th century Back
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Abstract: Subject of this thesis is the portrait "Friedrich II., König in Preußen", 1743, by David Matthieu, which shows a probably complete or almost complete original condition. The main intent has been the preservation of this character. After the documentation of technique and condition, the concept of conservation/restoration and the description of the tasks performed follows.
In the second part the usage of multilayered grounds and preparatory coats in the early 18th century is investigated and a relationship to Antoine Pesne and David Matthieu is established.

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Keywords: edge reinforcement, strip-lining, David Matthieu, Antoine Pesne, painting technique, multilayered ground, priming, preparatory coat, sketch
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  • academic institution:  Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Rest. Ursula Haller; Dipl.-Rest. V
  • assistant Tutor:  Prof. Dipl.-Rest. Ivo Mohrmann
  • date:  2010
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  137
  • pictures:  196
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