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Table 1 Nine selected paintings

From: Characterisation of preparation layers in nine Danish Golden Age canvas paintings by SEM–EDX, FTIR and GC–MS

No. Title artist, year, dimensions no., SMK painting accession no. Cross section (dark field) Conservation treatment
1 “The Opera Singer Christoffer Hvid”, Bendz, W. 1825–27, 38.5 × 31 KMS3262 Previous conservation: 1913 glue–paste lined and new stretcher; 1964 wax–resin lined. Glue–paste residue and traces of paper are probably from the glue–paste lining from 1913
2 “The Artist’s Sisters Signe and Henriette Reading a Book”, Constantin Hansen, C.C., 1826, 65.5 × 56.0, KMS3004 Restored (method unknown) 1910, cleaned and “steamed” 1944, wax–resin lined 1963
3 “The Vesta Temple in Rome”, Constantin Hansen, C.C. 1837, 75.5 × 100.0, KMS1072 Wax–resin lined in 1963. This painting was painted in Italy
4 “A View from the Château of Meudon”, Eckersberg, C.W. 1813, 55.5 × 71.0 KMS1623 The painting was glue–paste lined in 1899 and wax–resin lined twice in the 1960s due to severe cracking. The red ground layer has poor adhesion to the canvas
5 “A Russian Fleet at Anchor near Elsinore”, Eckersberg, C.W. 1826, 31.5 × 59.0 KMS1671 1901: new stretcher; 1912 cleaned; 1964 wax–resin lined (no previous lining)
6 “The Russian Ship of the Line “Asow” and a Frigate at Anchor in the Roads of Elsinore”, Eckersberg, C.W. 1828, 63.0 × 51.0 KMS608 1906: yellow varnish possibly removed. Wax–resin lined 1963, no previous lining, good condition
7 “Nude Figure Sitting Boy” Købke, C.S. 1833, 58.3 × 48.7 KMS6177 The painting was wax–resin lined in the 1960s, but the detailed written report disappeared from the conservation archive
8 “Portrait of the Decorative Artist G.C. Hilker”, Købke, C.S. 1837, 65.0 × 54.5 KMS1081 The painting was wax–resin lined 1963/64 and had no previous lining. There is an extensive crack pattern in the painting surface
9 “A Croft at Lodskov near Vognserup Manor, Zealand”, Lundbye, J. Th. 1847, 71.0 × 93.0, KMS1644 1963: wax–resin lined
  1. Cross sections were cut from the tacking edge of samples. Canvas has been included in order to make sure that all preparation layers were included