Materials for painting and gilding used in the Benedictine Community of Portugal 1638-1822: other times, other ways.

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Abstract

The Mosteiro de São Martinho in Tibães, the mother house of the Benedictine community in Portugal, preserved 12 account books from the period 1638-1822 in its archives. These books were kept by treasurers under the three-yearly mandates of the abbots of Tibães and contain extensive information on the main purchases relating to the monastery’s embellishment and maintenance. The documents were studied in detail in order to assess the materials employed for painting and gilding building structures and artworks produced in this period, which for the most part are still preserved today.
Original languageUnknown
Title of host publication5th International Symposium of the ICOM-CC Art Technological Source Research-ATSR Working group
Pages54-74
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event«Making and Transforming Art: Technology and Interpretation», Institut Royal du Patrimoine Artistique, Bruxelles (Belgium) - 22-23 November 2012 -
Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …

Conference

Conference«Making and Transforming Art: Technology and Interpretation», Institut Royal du Patrimoine Artistique, Bruxelles (Belgium) - 22-23 November 2012
Period1/01/12 → …

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