JAIC 1998, Volume 37, Number 3, Article 9 (pp. 362 to 372)
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JAIC 1998, Volume 37, Number 3, Article 9 (pp. 362 to 372)

INTERPRETING ARTIST'S INTENT IN THE TREATMENT OF JOHN CONSTABLE'S THE WHITE HORSE SKETCH

MICHAEL SWICKLIK


ABSTRACT—John Constable was a landscape painter whose style varied from highly finished to loosely sketched. This article documents the treatment of a painting in which extensive overpaint obscured the artist's goals. It considers how the need to discover the artist's intentions affected the course of the conservation effort.
[Spanish Abstract] [French Abstract]

Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. BACKGROUND
3. EXAMINATION
4. CLEANING
5. FOCUSING ON INTENT: FURTHER DISCOVERY
6. CONCLUSIONS
a: References , Author Information
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