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Old 08-04-10, 09:44 PM
Mark Jones
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Default Hello and question about tempera

Hello,

My name's Mark Jones. Firstly I should say I'm currently undertaking an MA in Art History. For my dissertation I am studying the work Coming from Evening Church by Samuel Palmer, painted in 1830. You can view it via this link http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?workid=11045 at the Tate Gallery.
One of your existing members has kindly replied to an email by suggesting I get in touch with this forum about this work. The description of this work from the Tate is that it is a tempera painting and that Palmer used animal glue, gum Arabic and cherry gum, and sugar to create it.
I was just wondering if anyone had any knowledge of this painting or the kind of approach an early nineteenth century British artist would have taken to create this work in tempera.Is it even correct to say it is tempera?
Thanks for any responses.
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