Research on Paintings: Art History and Connoisseurship
- Where:Julie and Robert Breckman Prints and Drawings Gallery, Room 90
DISPLAY: The display presents the most notable discoveries of recent research on the V&A's collection of European paintings and will concentrate on 11 Italian, Netherlandish and French works painted between the early 15th and the early 19th centuries.
During a recent research programme over two years, 200 of the Museum's paintings were re-attributed or re-identified.
The display provides a rich account of the principles and methods applied by researchers to establish the nature and origins of oil paintings: close examination (connoisseurship), documentary research and technical analysis. The 11 case studies will provide a step-by-step introduction to a subject which is often considered the preserve of art historians, conservators and other specialists.
The paintings will be displayed together with reproductions of X-radiographs, infra-red photographs and illustrations of comparative materials.
Until 22 September 2013, 10.00-17.30
Displays complement our permanent collections, there are many free temporary displays around the V&A. They range in size from a single case to a room.