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Murillo's paintings revealed by spectroscopic techniques and dedicated laboratory-made micro X-ray diffraction

Autores: Durán Benito, Adrián; Siguenza, M. B.; Franquelo, M. L.; Jimenez de Haro, M. C.; Justo, A.; Perez-Rodriguez, J. L.
Título de la revista: ANALYTICA CHIMICA ACTA
ISSN: 0003-2670
Volumen: 671
Número: 1-2
Páginas: 1 - 8
Fecha de publicación: 2010
This paper describes one of the first case studies using micro-diffraction laboratory-made systems to analyse painting cross-sections. Pigments, such as lead white, vermilion, red ochre, red lac, lapis lazuli, smalt, lead tin yellow type I, massicot, ivory black, lamp black and malachite, were detected in cross-sections prepared from six Bartolome Esteban Murillo paintings by micro-Raman and micro-XRD combined with complementary techniques (optical microscopy, SEM-EDS, and FT-IR). The use of micro-XRD was necessary due to the poor results obtained with conventional XRD. In some cases, pigment identification was only possible by combining results from the different analytical techniques utilised in this study.