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Problems in the original paint "The Magdalen Reading," oil painting by Rogier
van der Weyden. air-seasoned to a higher humidity may suffer considerably. In
both Europe and America, the effect of an unsuitable background of low or
It was considered normal in any case to repaint not only losses or gravely
damaged areas but also a wide area of surrounding original paint, often with
materials that have visibly darkened or faded with time. Large areas with
significant detail ...
Nevertheless, a forgery may pretend to be no more than a copy of a genuine
original. It then becomes necessary to examine the language and style in which it
is written and to look for anachronisms or for statements that conflict with known ...
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