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16th century joiner's marks

From: Judy L. Dion <jldion>
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Kate Lowry <kate.lowry [at] museumwales__ac__uk> writes

>I am looking at a 16th century painting on an oak panel consisting
>of six horizontal planks. One of the planks has some joiner's marks
>cut into it, which don't correspond to the adjacent plank. Four of
>the strokes are verticals but there is also a triangular mark
>pointing right. Does anyone have any information which could help to
>interpret these marks or explain their significance?

Marks fitting this description are briefly discussed on pp. 67-68 of
Cadres et supports dans la peinture flamande aux 15e et 16e siecles,
by Helene Verougstraete-Marcq and Roger Van Schoute,
Heure-le-Romain, 1989.

Judy Dion
Mellon Fellow in Paintings
Conservation Philadelphia Museum of Art


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