JAIC 1995, Volume 34, Number 1, Article 5 (pp. 69 to 75)
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JAIC 1995, Volume 34, Number 1, Article 5 (pp. 69 to 75)

19TH-CENTURY PORTRAITS ON SCORED PANELS IN THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART

CHRISTINA CURRIE



2 WOOD IDENTIFICATION

Wood identification was carried out on those panels where it was possible to take a sample (table 1). True mahogany (Swietenia sp.) was found in three cases, tulip poplar (Liriodendron sp.) in two, and linden (Tilia sp.) in one.

TABLE 1 (a) Samples were analyzed by Harry Alden, botanist at the Center for Wood Anatomy Research, Forest Products Laboratory, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Madison, Wisconsin


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