Rubens's Death of Hippolytus (1610-12): How scanning XRF shed new light on old questions

Kate Stonor, Clare Richardson, Silvia Amato, Austin Nevin, Aviva Burnstock

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A version of Rubens’s Death of Hippolytus in the Courtauld Gallery collection was examined in 2011, using microscopy, x-radiography, infrared reflectography and dendrochronology. Further examination using scanning x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy in 2022 gave greater insights into the painting technique, condition and conservation history and complemented the earlier study to allow for a better understanding of the status of the picture in Rubens’s oeuvre.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLasers in the Conservation of Artworks XIII
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks XIII (LACONA XIII), 12-16 September 2022, Florence, Italy
EditorsSalvatore Siano, Daniele Ciofini
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherCRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781003386872
Publication statusPublished - Oct 17 2023


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