The side panels of the Franciscan Triptych (St. Jerome, St. John the Baptist, and the Archangel Gabriel and St. Francis, St. Onofrio, and the Virgin Annunciate, by Fra Angelico, before 1429) were scanned by means of terahertz time-domain imaging (THz-TDI). THz analysis supplied information on the stratigraphy of the panel paintings and the associated construction, "gessoing" and gilding techniques. Furthermore, THz-TDI provided information regarding the location of restoration materials within the painting stratigraphy on St. Jerome, St. John the Baptist, and the Archangel Gabriel, as well as on the extension and nature of subsurface cracks in the panel painting of St. Francis, St. Onofrio, and the Virgin Annunciate.
|Journal||Journal of Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
- Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy
- Panel paintings
- Fra Angelico
Dandolo, C. L. K., Picollo, M., Cucci, C., Ginanni, M., Prandi, E., Scudieri, M., & Jepsen, P. U. (2017). Insights on the Side Panels of the Franciscan Triptych by Fra Angelico Using Terahertz Time-Domain Imaging (THz-TDI). Journal of Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, 38(4), 413-424. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10762-016-0347-9