19 March 2010

Article: paintings on zinc supports (2009)

Title: Corrosion analysis and treatment of two paintings on zinc supports by Frederick Preedy
Author: Jevon Thistlewood, Peter Northover
Journal: Journal of the Institute of Conservation
Publisher: Routledge
Year: 2009
Volume: 32
Issue: 2
Pages: 137-14
DOI: 10.1080/19455220903059933
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Two oil paintings on zinc supports by Frederick Preedy were examined, analysed, researched and treated in order to stabilise them and reinstate them to the original locations in the Church of St David in Little Dewchurch, Hereford. The paintings had been moved from display in the early twentieth century due to their condition. They had acquired a thick build-up of surface dirt. In addition extensive corrosion and deterioration had resulted in structural instability and damage. Before treatment the composition of the paintings and the identity of the corrosion products were examined. With no articles about paintings on zinc apparent in the conservation literature, treatments were guided by information gathered from a variety of sources. It is hoped that this paper will generate discussion and research in the conservation of oil paintings on zinc supports.

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