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Contents Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Note to the Reader Part I An Historical Miscellany Introduction Reading 1 Neri di Bicci | Memoirs (ca. 1471) 2 Giorgio Vasari | On the Restoration of Signorelli's Circumcision (1550) 3 Philip II of Spain| Instructions for the Restoration of a Painting by Rogier van der Weyden (1576) 4 Karel van Mander | On the Defacing of a Work by Hugo van der Goes (1603-04) 5 Michael Jaffé | Rubens's Mission to Spain in 1603 6 Theodore Turquet de Mayerne | Notes on Cleaning (ca. 1641) 7 Joseph Addison | The Mellowing Effects of Time (1711) 8 William Hogarth | The Destructive Effects of Time (1753) 9 Jean Ranc | Advice on the Restoration of the Spanish King's Paintings (1735) 10 Letter to The Gentleman's Magazine (1764) 11 Joshua Reynolds | Comments on Restoration (1786) 12 Francisco de Goya | Report on the Work of a Spanish Restorer (1801) 13 Henry Mogford | On the Preservation of Pictures (1845) 14 John Ruskin | On Turner's Recent Works (1846) 15 Ambroise Vollard | Edgar Degas and His Restorer (1924) 16 J. A. M. Whistler | Letters to His Restorer (1892) 17 Kenneth Clark | The Aesthetics of Restoration (1938) 18 Johannes Hell | On Conserving Rembrandt's Paintings (1957) 19 John Walsh | Comment on a Painting by Abbott Thayer (2003) Part II History of the Profession Introduction Reading 20 Julius Caesar Ibbetson | An Accidence, or Gamut, of Painting in Oil and Water Colours (1803) 21 Giovanni O'Kelly Edwards and Pietro Edwards | On the Restoration of the Royal Paintings under the Venetian Government (1812, 1833) 22 Select Committee on the National Gallery, London | Report from the Select Committee on the National Gallery (1853) 23 Henry Merritt | Dirt and Pictures Separated, in the Works of the Old Masters (1854) 24 Léo van Puyvelde | The Cleaning of Old Paintings (1932-33) 25 Helmut Ruhemann | The Cleaning of Paintings: Problems and Potentialities (1968) 26 Alessandro Conti | History of Restoration (1973) 27 John Brealey | Who Needs a Conservator? (1983) 28 Herbert Lank | The Display of Paintings in Public Galleries (1992) Part III Study of Artists' Materials and Techniques Introduction Reading 29 Jean-François-Léonor Mérimée | The Art of Painting in Oil and in Fresco (1830) 30 Richard and Samuel Redgrave | Preservation of Pictures (1866) 31 Mary Philadelphia Merrifield | Volpato Manuscript: Preliminary Observations (1849) 32 Sir Charles Lock Eastlake | Venetian Methods (1847) 33 James J. Rorimer | Ultra-Violet Rays and Their Use in the Examination of Works of Art (1931) 34 Alan Burroughs | Art Criticism from a Laboratory (1938) 35 Joyce Plesters | The Preparation and Study of Paint Cross-Sections (1954) 36 Paul Coremans | The Technique of the "Flemish Primitives" (1954) 37 John Gage | Magilphs and Mysteries (1964) 38 Ernst van de Wetering | Rembrandt: The Painter at Work (1997) Part IV Structural Interventions Introduction Reading 39 Robert Salmon | Polite Arts (1797) 40 Sir Charles Lock Eastlake | On the Modes of Strengthening Panels by Ledges or Battens (1847) 41 Henry Mogford ("Renovatus") | Hand-Book for the Preservation of Pictures (1851) 42 Ulisse Forni | The Transfer of an Oil Painting from a Panel onto Canvas (1866) 43 Westby Percival-Prescott | The Lining Cycle (1974) 44 Yashkina Larisa Ivanovna | Relining of Easel Oil Painting with Sturgeon Glue (1974) 45 Gilberte Émile-Mâle | The First Transfer at the Louvre in 1750: Andrea del Sarto's Charité (1982) Part V Philosophical and Practical Approaches to Cleaning and Restoration Introduction Reading 46 Robert Dossie | Of mending and cleaning pictures and paintings (1764) 47 Vicente Polero y Toledo | The Art of Restoration (1855) 48 Frédéric Villot | Restoration of the Paintings of the Louvre (1860) 49 Ulisse Forni | Manual for the Painter-Restorer (1866) 50 Giovanni Secco-Suardo | The Idea of the Perfect Restorer (1866) 51 Max von Pettenkofer | On Oil Paint and the Conservation of Painting Galleries Using the Procedure of Regeneration (1902) 52 Victor Bauer-Bolton | Should Missing Areas of Paintings Be Completed and What Would Be the Best Way to Do So? (1913) 53 The Princeton Congress | The Aesthetic and Historical Aspects of the Presentation of Damaged Pictures (1963) 54 Paul Philippot | The Idea of Patina and the Cleaning of Paintings (1966) 55 Umberto Baldini and Ornella Casazza | The Crucifix by Cimabue (1982) 56 Gerry Hedley | Long Lost Relations and New Found Relativities (1993) Part VI Cleaning Controversies Introduction Reading 57 Sheldon Keck | Some Picture Cleaning Controversies: Past and Present (1984) 58 Jaynie Anderson | The First Cleaning Controversy at the National Gallery, 1846-1853 (1990) 59 Henry Merritt | Antipathy to Picture Restorations (1854) 60 Interview with George Lance | Report from the Select Committee on the National Gallery (1853) 61 Émile Galichon | Restoration of the Paintings of the Louvre: Response to an Article by Mr. Frédéric Villot (1860) 62 Abbott Thayer | "Restoration": The Doom of Pictures and Sculpture (1920) 63 Anonymous ("Our Own Correspondent") | Storm over Velazquez (1937) 64 Philip Hendy | An Exhibition of Cleaned Pictures (1936-1947) (1947) 65 Ernst Gombrich | Dark Varnishes: Variations on a Theme from Pliny (1962) 66 Joyce Plesters | Dark Varnishes-Some Further Comments (1962) 67 John Richardson | Crimes against the Cubists (1983) 68 "Crimes against the Cubists": An Exchange (1983) Suggested Readings Index About the Editors
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Painting -- Conservation and restoration -- Sources.