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Debitus grisailles for stained-glass conservation: an analytical study

Carla Machado1,2,, Andreia Machado1,2 , Teresa Palomar3 , Luís Cerqueira Alves4 , Márcia Vilarigues1,2 

1 Department of Conservation and Restoration, Faculty of Science and Technology, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal

2 Research Unit VICARTE – Glass and Ceramics for the Arts, Faculty of Science and Technology, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal

3 Institute of Ceramic and Glass, Spanish National Research Council (ICV-CSIC), Madrid, Spain

4 C2TN, IST/CTN, University of Lisbon, Portugal

* cf.machado@campus.fct.unl.pt

Abstract

Grisaille is one of the oldest and most widely used vitreous paint applied for the production of stained-glass panels and Debitus is one of the most renowned commercial brands whose grisailles are frequently used for the chromatic reintegration in stained-glass window restoration. This article presents the morphological, chemical and thermal analyses of five grisailles from Debitus, to evaluate their properties before and after firing with the objective of knowing their future stability. The characterisation was carried out by optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, particle induced X-ray emission, X-ray diffraction, and infrared thermography. This study showed a well-balanced ratio between the different components and a good interdiffusion into the glass, as well as a consistent thermal behaviour between them and with the glass, which indicates the good stability and durability of these materials.

Keywords

Glass painting
Stained-glass windows
Grisailles
Debitus
Conservation
Analytical study

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English

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10.14568/cp2018067

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Machado, C.; Machado, A.; Palomar, T.; Alves, L. C.; Vilarigues, M., 'Debitus grisailles for stained-glass conservation: an analytical study', Conservar Património (volume no prelo), https://doi.org/10.14568/cp2018067.

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Machado, C., Machado, A., Palomar, T., Alves, L. C., & Vilarigues, M. (volume no prelo). Debitus grisailles for stained-glass conservation: an analytical study. Conservar Património. DOI:10.14568/cp2018067.

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Machado, Carla, Andreia Machado, Teresa Palomar, Luís Cerqueira Alves, and Márcia Vilarigues. volume no prelo. "Debitus grisailles for stained-glass conservation: an analytical study." Conservar Património. doi:10.14568/cp2018067.

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MACHADO, Carla [et al.] – Debitus grisailles for stained-glass conservation: an analytical study. Conservar Património. volume no prelo.

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MACHADO, Carla et al. Debitus grisailles for stained-glass conservation: an analytical study. Conservar Património, Lisboa, volume no prelo. Disponível em: <https://doi.org/10.14568/cp2018067>. Acesso em: .

History

Received: 2018-12-9
Revised: 2019-4-5
Accepted: 2019-4-29
Online: 2019-5-17

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