Tuesday, 8 October 2013, 6:30pm
“First of all Respect your Paper!” J M W Turner
Speaker: Peter Bower
Peter will introduce the methods of papermaking which leave evidence within the sheet of their date and origin and will talk about the range of analytical techniques he uses. He will then explore various papers used by artists from the late fifteenth to the twentieth century, including Bellini, Michelangelo, Joseph Wright of Derby, Turner, Samuel Palmer and John Piper.
Peter Bower is a Forensic Paper Historian and Paper Analyst specialising in the examination of papers for the purpose of dating, attribution, authentication and usage. He started his career as a papermaker whose work evolved from producing handmade papers and collecting them to analyzing for others. He has been a consultant for museums, dealers and private individuals and has helped in criminal investigations of high-profile cases such as US Bond forgeries. Many of us know him for his work and publications on papers used by Turner for the Tate.
Lecture must start at 6.30pm (doors open 6pm).
The Grand Robing Room at Freemasons’ Hall
60 Great Queen Street
WC2B 5AZ (map)
There will be a charge to cover the cost of hiring the hall: £10/£5 for students.
Refreshments will be available after the lecture – a chance to catch up with colleagues and meet new ones! All Icon membership welcome.
It is necessary for admission to register with Laila Hackforth-Jones in advance. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0208 883 8809.