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Hamilton Kerr Institute

Fitzwilliam Museum

Published 1988

The first Hamilton Kerr Institute Bulletin was published in 1988. Its publication coincided with the exhibition held in the Fitzwilliam Museum from 12 January to 20 March 1988, to mark the first ten years of the Institute's activity.

The production costs of this first issue were met through the great generosity of two individuals, who wish to remain anonymous, and of two Foundations: the Calouste Gulbenkan and the Samuel J. Kress.

Bulletin number one includes articles on:

  • The examination and restoration of 'Henry Prince of Wales on Horseback' by Robert Peake;
  • 'The Judgement of Solomon';
  • 'The Hunt in the Forest'; by Paolo Uccello;
  • Scanning electron-microscopy as an aid in the study of blanching;
  • The examination of the 'Portrait of Rebrandt in a Flat Cap';
  • Cosimo Tura 'The Crucifixion with the Virgin and St John'; Gert van Lon's 'Madonna in the Rosary';
  • The examination and restoration of El Greco's 'El Espolio';
  • The examination of a tabernacle altarpiece;
  • Canaletto: 'Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo';
  • Orazio Gentileschi's 'Joseph and Potiphar's Wife': a 17th century use of bituminous paint;
  • A self-portrait by Godfied Schalcken;
  • The conservation of 'The Family of Henry VIII: preliminary report.

It also includes information about the HKI and its activities together with the annotated catalogue of paintings exhibited at the Fitzwilliam Museum in 1988.

Paperback: ISBN 978-0-904454-23-9

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