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dc.contributor.authorSaverwyns, Steven
dc.contributor.authorCurrie, Christina
dc.contributor.authorLamas, Eduardo
dc.date2018
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-03T16:54:25Z
dc.date.available2021-06-03T16:54:25Z
dc.identifier.citationSteven Saverwyns, Christina Currie & Eduardo Lamas-Delgado, ‘Macro X-ray fluorescence scanning (MA-XRF) as tool in the authentication of paintings’, in Microchemical Journal, 137 (2017), pp. 139-147en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://orfeo.belnet.be/handle/internal/7855
dc.descriptionScanning macro X-ray fluorescence (MA-XRF) was evaluated as a means for the non-invasive study of two paintings to investigate their authenticity. The first painting, a still-life attributed to the 17th century Spanish painter Francisco de Zurbaran, was analysed both with point XRF analyses and MA-XRF. MA-XRF analyses facilitated the interpretation of the results, revealed a hidden painting and gave a clear answer to the question of authenticity. The second painting, attributed to the workshop or school of Pieter Paul Rubens, was investigated by MA-XRF alone. This revealed a hidden stamp of a canvas manufactory, which situated the painting a few hundred years later than originally supposed. In this last case MA-XRF results were supported by X-radiography and infrared reflectography (IRR). A brief comparison was made between MA-XRF and these traditional scientific imaging techniques, which were not able to detect the stamp. Moreover, it is suggested that in certain cases where for budgetary reasons X-radiographs cannot be made, MA-XRF images can sometimes suffice.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier B.V.en_US
dc.titleMacro X-ray fluorescence scanning (MA-XRF) as tool in the authentication of paintingsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.subject.frascatiArtsen_US
dc.audienceScientificen_US
dc.subject.freeAuthenticityen_US
dc.subject.freePaintingsen_US
dc.subject.freeMacro X-ray fluorescence (MA-XRF)en_US
dc.subject.freeScientific imagingen_US
dc.source.titleMicrochemical Journalen_US
dc.source.volume137en_US
dc.source.page139-147en_US
dc.relation.projecthttp://balat.kikirpa.be/object/11007768en_US
dc.relation.projecthttp://balat.kikirpa.be/object/11021403en_US
Orfeo.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://doi.org/10.1016/j.microc.2017.10.008


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