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