Paris, 18 May 2011
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The Heavenly and Earthly Trinities ('The Pedroso Murillo') the work of Bartolomé Estaban Murillo, one of the paintings from which micro-samples were taken for this study. The samples were taken from an area to the right of the child's head, in the middle of the painting.
(1) IPANEMA, UPS 3352 of the CNRS, at SOLEIL synchrotron, is a platform developed jointly by the CNRS, The Ministry of Culture and the French Museum of Natural History. This platform is constructed under CPER 2007-2013 by the State and the Île-de-France Region. IPANEMA, the National Gallery, London and C2RMF are members of the European Commission's CHARISMA project.
(2) The Scientific Department in the National Gallery, London
(3) The Center for Research and Restoration of Museums of France (C2RMF), UMR171 of CNRS, is one of the main participants in the Ministry of Culture research program on heritage works.
(4) The experimental station LUCIA is one of the 26 beamlines of the SOLEIL synchrotron, dedicated to micro-absorption and micro-fluorescence experiments in the “tender” X-ray domain.
“Investigation of the discoloration of smalt pigment in historic paintings by micro X-ray absorption spectroscopy at the Co K-edge”, Laurianne Robinet, Marika Spring, Sandrine Pagès-Camagna, Delphine Vantelon and Nicolas Trcera, Analytical Chemistry. (2011)
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