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Main Title: Old traces, read anew - 'The Reading Hermit' painting in the light of X-ray fluorescence
Author(s): Seim, C.
Laurenze-Landsberg, C.
Schröder-Smeibidl, B.
Mantouvalou, I.
Boer, C. de
Kanngießer, B.
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: There exist several very similar looking versions of the painting ‘The Reading Hermit’, all allegedly painted by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (approx. in ∼1630 A.D., Leiden). The classification of Rembrandt's paintings, which were produced by Rembrandt himself, in his academy by his students and the ones being mere copies is a crucial and difficult task. We gathered background evidence and performed elemental analyses by non-destructive micro-X-ray fluorescence (micro-XRF) in order to elucidate the painting's provenance. Elemental distributions of Ca, Mn, Fe and Cu show that the painting was presumably changed during the painting process, which indicates, together with neutron autoradiography (NAR) investigations, that this version of ‘The Reading Hermit’ is not a copy.
Issue Date: 2014
Date Available: 21-Jun-2016
DDC Class: 540 Chemie und zugeordnete Wissenschaften
Journal Title: Journal of analytical atomic spectrometry
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Publisher Place: Cambridge
Volume: 29
Issue: 8
Publisher DOI: 10.1039/c3ja50301a
Page Start: 1354
Page End: 1360
EISSN: 1364-5544
ISSN: 0267-9477
Appears in Collections:Inst. Optik und Atomare Physik » Publications

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