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Macroscopic x-ray powder diffraction imaging reveals Vermeer’s discriminating use of lead white pigments in Girl with a Pearl Earring

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Science Advances  30 Aug 2019:
Vol. 5, no. 8, eaax1975
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aax1975

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vol. 5 no. 8

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  • Received for publication March 1, 2019
  • Accepted for publication July 31, 2019
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  1. S. De Meyer1,*,
  2. F. Vanmeert1,
  3. R. Vertongen1,
  4. A. Van Loon2,3,
  5. V. Gonzalez2,4,
  6. J. Delaney5,
  7. K. Dooley5,
  8. J. Dik4,
  9. G. Van der Snickt1,6,
  10. A. Vandivere3 and
  11. K. Janssens1
  1. 1AXES, Department of Chemistry, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium.
  2. 2Conservation and Science Department, Ateliergebouw Rijksmuseum, Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  3. 3Paintings Conservation, Mauritshuis, Plein 29, 2511 CS The Hague, Netherlands.
  4. 4Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD Delft, Netherlands.
  5. 5National Gallery of Art, Constitution Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20565, USA.
  6. 6Conservation Studies, University of Antwerp, Blindestraat 9, B-2000 Antwerp, Belgium.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: steven.demeyer{at}uantwerpen.be

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