segunda-feira, 12 de novembro de 2007

Tratados de restauro de pinturas: 3

T. H. Fielding, The Knowledge and Restoration of Old Paintings: The Modes of Judging Between Copies and Originals, London, Ackermann and Co., 1847, 217 pp., aqui


  • The different modes of distinguishing copies from originals
  • Comparisons of pictures with others
  • To compare the best with the best in order to make a high scale of merit the test
  • To study the best engravings
  • To judge an artist’s works by his mode of designing
  • Greatest originality to be found in colouring
  • Peculiarity of touch and finish
  • Number of pictures imported
  • How disposed of
  • The arguments against or in favour of originality
  • Rules for the construction of a good picture, as effect, drawing, &c., &c.
  • Necessity of understanding linear and aerial perspective
  • The greatest colourists
  • The value of different works
  • Not safe to buy a picture much obscured
  • Improvement of public taste indebted to lithography
  • Modern antiques manufactured in Italy
  • Manufactories of ancient coins. &c.
  • Good copies of paintings valuable
  • Hints to the collectors of modern pictures
  • List of prices paid for the pictures in the National Gallery
  • Restoration of old paintings
  • A valuable picture discovered
  • Remarkable discovery of Titian's pictures at Blenheim
  • Their subjects - eight in number
  • Method of commencing to clean an old painting
  • To remove varnish. &c.
  • Cracked pictures
  • On lining pictures
  • The mode of removing a picture from wood to cloth, &c.
  • Operations after the transfer
  • Old paintings sometimes best restored by water colours as the works of P . Veronese, the Bassanos, &c., &c.
  • Alkalies to be used seldom
  • Spirits of wine, &c., to be preferred
  • Fuller's earth, sulphuric ether, volatile alkali, &c
  • Vehicles best used to obtain the transparency of Van Goyen, Bega, Ostade, Teniers, &c.
  • Shell lac varnish
  • To take away the colour from shell lac
  • Shell lac as a water varnish
  • Painting in distemper
  • A ground used by Correggio
  • Invention or discovery of oil painting
  • Wax used by the ancients in painting
  • Best modes of proceeding in restorations and copying
  • Lives of artists belonging to the Italian, Spanish, and French schools