Dionys

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Dionys Nijmegen is zijn volledige naam en hij was een achttiende eeuwse kunstenaar afkomstig uit Rotterdam. Hij is bekend om zijn interieurstukken die hij schilderde.  In 2015 restaureerde ik ook al een werk van Dionys. Dat was een plafondstuk afkomstig uit … Continue reading

Mesdach

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 DIT IS ZEELAND –  Salomon Mesdach   Salomon Mesdach  schilderde dit familieportret in 1612. Hij werkte toen in Middelburg maar eigenlijk is hij een schilder uit Antwerpen. De geportretteerde familie Van Vlierden is ook oorspronkelijk afkomstig uit Antwerpen maar waren net … Continue reading

Marya Albrecht

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Marya Albrecht schilderij restauratie -gespecialiseerd in oude meesters Marya Albrecht (1988) is een gedreven schilderijenrestaurator en eigenaar van Atelier Albrecht. Naast een BA in kunstgeschiedenis bezit zij een MA en Professioneel Doctoraat in Conservering en Restauratie van Schilderijen. Tijdens deze … Continue reading

Gamblin Colors retouching paint

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Gamblin Colors retouching paint Gamblin Colors retouching paint for conservation developed by Robert Gamblin with the aid of conservation specialist, among others my former teachers Jill Whitten and René de La Rie. Using a urea-aldehyde resin as medium that we call … Continue reading

Cobra Museum Amstelveen

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Cobra Museum Amstelveen Fondation Constant geeft veel van haar kunstwerken in bruikleen naar Nationale en Internationale musea. In 2015 toonde het Reina Sofia in Madrid Constant Nueva Babilonia en was Constant vertegenwoordigd in een Cobra tentoonstelling georganiseerd door Fondazione Roma Museo Italië. … Continue reading

Cornelius Johnson

17th Century Artist Cornelius Johnson
Cornelius Johnson or Cornelis Jonson van Ceulen (Cornelis Jansen),

*14 Oktober 1593, London, † 5 Augustus 1661, Utrecht
Title        De Confrerie Saint Sebastian in Middelburg
Size        198 x 340 cm excl. lijst
Technique    oil on canvas
Date             July 1650

Signature    mentioned in the invoice on the table
Cornelius Johnson was born of Dutch parents who fled to London to escape religious persecution; Johnson van Ceulen was possibly trained as a painter in the Northern Netherlands. Around 1618 he established himself as a portrait painter in London. His signed or monogrammed portraits number several hundred; he is the first English-born painter known to have made so many.

De Confrere Saint Sebastian in Middelburg

De Confrere Saint Sebastian in Middelburg

Typically, he painted bust-length representations with sitters looking directly out of the picture, giving close attention to accurately renderings of clothing. The Confrere St. Sebastian of Middelburg is a fair example of it. When the English Civil War began in 1643, Jansen moved to the northern Netherlands. He stopped first in Middelburg and later in Amsterdam, The Hague, and finally Utrecht. In Middelburg he joined the Saint Luke’s Guild shortly after his arrival and continued to produce portraits throughout the 1640s and early 1650.

Conservation and maintenance

The painting belongs to the Confrere of Saint Sebastian who sees it as her task to maintain the painting and keep it in good condition. The Confrere commissioned painting conservator Marjan de Visser to investigate the painting and give a proposal for improvement of state. Cleaning tests and varnish removal test are carried out showing a dark dirty layer on top of the varnish and a yellowed varnish covering the bright witness of the collars and cuffs.

Cornelius Johnson 

 

 

 

tear repair with needle and thread

tear repair with needle and thread
It’s not always the painted side of a painting that counts when it comes to conservation. Also the backside can become a very interesting conservation issue. In this case where the angry artist destroid his canvas, it is possible to do a tear repair with needle and thread. Weaving up and down the threats is an exhausting job…but very satisfying as it becomes a strong connection.

tear repair with needle and thread