Janet Gwendolyn Smith Art

heartland discovery Attributed to vincent van gogh

Sheep & Shepherd Forensic Research

The wooden stretcher bars are imported from Europe. The centimeter number 140 is imprinted in the wood. The reverse of the painting shows the stretcher bars have been cut down and nailed together.

 Sheep and Shepherd Reverse Photograph

The nails are visible in the x-ray. The x-ray photograph is located under forensic research.

 Sheep and Shepherd Digital X-ray

The painting's condition is good. There have been no additions, repairs or alterations as confirmed by UV - ultraviolet (wood lamp) review. The UV photograph is located under forensic research. The canvas was re-stretched before putting in the frame of 1894. This is evident from the additional nail holes in the edge of the canvas.

Sheep and Shepherd UV Photograph

No recent additions to the picture.

No impainting or alterations.

Additional forensic UV information will be available.

Additional forensic information:

The x-ray image was produced utilizing the Statscan® in collaboration with LODOX Corporation and Janet G. Smith.

The Statscan® produced one digital x-ray for the total picture without a composite of a number of individual radiographs.

Note: Three years of forensic research by Janet G. Smith with the LODOX Statscan® digital x-ray technology has been submitted to the American Institute of Conservation (AIC) in a journal article.

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