Find the (almost invisible) differences in the pattern of the two canvases in the first row. The warp threads were threaded in the same design in the loom , the weaver skipped a few weft passes in each repeat. Not a mistake!
similar lines in the pattern of the canvas of “Isabella d’Este” 1536 and in the painted tablecloth in “The Supper at Emmaus” 1530
No connection in the lines of the patterns of the canvases of “The Vendramin 1540-45 Family” and “Isabella d’Este” 1536
Close examination of the weave drafts reveals the differences
I will soon publish about the connection in the pattern of a textile find in the Oxburg Hall restauration, stay tuned!
…I could not be more grateful for coming accros this interesting lecture by Anna Forrest and The Warburg Institute from december 2020.
Textile finds are part of these discoveries.
At the Warburg Youtube page is written: “Anna Forrest (National Trust) examines how the recent discoveries at Oxburgh Hall shed light on the vibrant material culture of recusant Catholics at a time of persecution. As the Oxburgh Hall project is still in its early stages, this lecture presents a key opportunity to discover how curators go about analysing objects, and start to formulate conclusions, while a project is still evolving. Dr Tessa Murdoch from the Victoria and Albert Museum acts as respondent for this event.
Titian’s painting “The Supper at Emmaus” shows a tablecloth with a pattern.
In both analyses we only see the lines, I hope to receive higher quality pictures to analyse the textile piece that has been found recently in The Oxburgh Hall. An amazing story !!!
a canvas on a frame
Each untreated canvas comes on a frame 20 x 20 cm.
reconstruction of the canvas of (from top): El Greco The Burial of the Count of Orgaz (1588); Titian The Vendramin Family (1543-45), Diego Velázquez Saint John in the Wilderness (1622) Diego Velázquez Supper at Emmaus 1620); Caravaggio The Crucifixion of Saint Andrew (1606-07) The Education of the Virgin (1616-17)
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Lab O has been self funded and with support of family donors since 2014. Institutional support came in 2019 for research and a local exhibition. Travel grants made two important presentations possible in 2019.
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This box (8×8 cm) comes with a unique reconstruction of the canvas of the painting by:
Diego Velázquez Supper at Emmaus 1620)
Titian The Vendramin Family (1543-45)
El Greco The Burial of the Count of Orgaz (1588)