Research on Paintings: Art History and Connoisseurship

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.

Art Exhibition previously on at Victoria and Albert Museum in United Kingdom.
From Monday 17 December 2012 to Sunday 22 September 2013

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During a recent research programme over 2 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.

This display has been mounted with the assistance of the National Inventory Research Project in collaboration with the University of Glasgow, the National Gallery and with the support of the Kress Foundation.