JAIC 1990, Volume 29, Number 1, Article 1 (pp. 01 to 12)
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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
JAIC 1990, Volume 29, Number 1, Article 1 (pp. 01 to 12)

WASHINGTON ALLSTON: POEMS, VEILS, AND “TITIAN'S DIRT”

JOYCE HILL STONER


ABSTRACT—The 19th-century American artist Washington Allston used multiple glaze layers, megilp and asphaltum, and final tonings employing what the artist called “Titian's dirt.” These techniques could cause problems during later cleanings. Allston himself disclaimed authorship of one of his earlier paintings after it was cleaned. His painting The Spanish Maid, his poetry, his palette, and his color theories are also considered, primarily through study of contemporary documents and visual impact.

Article Sections:

1. HAZE AND MISTY VEILS
2. ALLSTON'S PALETTE AND COLOR THEORIES
3. ASPHALTUM TONINGS AND “TITIAN'S DIRT”
1. APPENDIX 1
a: Appendix , References , Author Information
Entire Article

Copyright 1990 American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works