JAIC 2002, Volume 41, Number 2, Article 1 (pp. 109 to 109)
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JAIC 2002, Volume 41, Number 2, Article 1 (pp. 109 to 109)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Alan Phenix


Dear Editor:

I've noticed that a minor error has occurred in one of my two papers published in the spring 2002 issue of JAIC, and I wonder if I might take this opportunity to offer a correction.

The error is in “The Swelling of Artists' Paints in Organic Solvents. Part 2, Comparative Swelling Powers of Selected Organic Solvents and Solvent Mixtures.” In figure 1 of this article (page 64), one set of curves in the diagram—corresponding to the swelling behavior of stand oil films—has been omitted. This tends to obscure the main point that the diagram seeks to demonstrate, namely the difference in swelling behavior between stand oil films and other linseed oil films as determined by N. Stolow.

Fig. 1. Schematic representation of different swelling behavior of stand oil films compared to other linseed oil films, from data in Stolow 1955, 1957

A corrected version of the figure accompanies this letter. If this might be included in a subsequent issue of JAIC, I would be most grateful. I am sorry that this error missed my attention during the preparation of the paper.

Yours sincerely, AlanPhenixAssociate ProfessorInstitute for Archaeology, Art History & Conservation University of Olso P.O. Box 1019 Blindern 0315 Oslo Norway


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