When the dendrochronologist comes

November 28 2012

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Picture: BG

Today we had a visit from Prof. Dr. Peter Klein, the famous dendrochronologist. He will help us date the panels on which the above pictures are painted. If your painting is on an oak panel, and with more than at least 25 tree rings, you can usually get a pretty accurate date. It's always fascinating watching Peter measure the widths of the tree rings, which is a slow a painstaking task. I wouldn't have the patience myself.

Guess which one of the above panels is a Rubens.

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