Intervention in Mannerists wooden paintings representing Saint Sebastian and Saint Lucy, by Belchior de Matos, constituents of a diptych of the chapel of Geraldes, in Peniche

Authors

  • Elisabete Ferreira Instituto Politécnico de Tomar, Estrada da Serra, Quinta do Contador, 2300-313 Tomar, Portugal
  • António João Cruz Techn&Art, Instituto Politécnico de Tomar, Estrada da Serra, Quinta do Contador, 2300-313 Tomar, Portugal. Laboratório HERCULES, Universidade de Évora, Largo Marquês de Marialva 8, 7000-809 Évora, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6396-5027
  • Carla Rego Techn&Art, Instituto Politécnico de Tomar, Estrada da Serra, Quinta do Contador, 2300-313 Tomar, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6423-1164

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14568/cp2020051

Keywords:

Reworship, panels, reassembly, adhesive paste, frames, restoration

Abstract

The panels of Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian and Saint Lucy, executed after 1610 by the Portuguese mannerist painter Belchior de Matos for the main altarpiece of the chapel of Saint Sebastian and Saint Lucy of Geraldes, Peniche, were subject to an intervention of conservation and restoration which aimed, in the first place, to restore the dignity indispensable to their adoption by the community and to their return to a place of worship. The works had several damages, but the most serious were the structural problems that jeopardized their stability and compromised the aesthetic value of the paintings. Therefore, it was necessary to reassemble the boards using a synthetic adhesive (PVA) with sawdust and phenolic resin microspheres. The frames, with significant lack of wood, were reconstituted with wood in the joints and with a filler paste (Araldite SV427) over a bamboo dowels structure in the grooves where the supports are inserted.

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Published

2021-05-22

How to Cite

Ferreira, E. ., Cruz , A. J. ., & Rego, C. . (2021). Intervention in Mannerists wooden paintings representing Saint Sebastian and Saint Lucy, by Belchior de Matos, constituents of a diptych of the chapel of Geraldes, in Peniche. Conservar Património. https://doi.org/10.14568/cp2020051

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