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AFMh Member's Reception, Monday, January 25, 2016

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Lawrence Steigrad Fine Arts

23 E 69th St

New York, NY 10021

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The Board of Directors of the American Friends of the Mauritshuis
Invites you to a Member's Reception
Monday, January 25, 2016 from 5:30-7:00pm


In honor of Dr. Emilie Gordenker, Director of the Mauritshuis
With a presentation by Megan Salazar-Walsh
Assistant Conservator at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida

Lawrence Steigrad Fine Arts
25 East 69th Street
New York, NY 10021

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Megan Salazar-Walsh

Presentation for American Friends of the Mauritshuis
New York, January 25, 2016

Ms. Salazar Walsh was the Paintings Conservation Intern at the Mauritshuis, September 2013-February 2014. Her internship was supported by a grant from the American Friends of the Mauritshuis.

The recent renovations at the Mauritshuis provided the opportunity to research and treat the ensemble of fifteen decorative paintings made for the Golden Room. The paintings were commissioned around 1718 from the traveling Venetian artist, Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini (1675-1741). Six of these paintings, tondos depicting decorative flower arrangements, were in especially poor condition. Prior to this project, their attribution to Pellegrini was questioned. Through this research the relationship of these six paintings to the whole ensemble became apparent. This was established through careful study of Pellegrini’s painting technique augmented by the examination of cross-sections and subsequent elemental analysis carried out at Shell Technology Centre in Amsterdam. The six tondos were undoubtedly part of the original decorative scheme for the Golden Room. We now have a better understanding of what their original appearance might have been and why they have degraded so differently from the rest of the ensemble.

Golden Room, The Mauritshuis

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