A redescoberta de S. Rosendo, um Santo anterior à formação de Portugal

  • Raquel Sofia Araújo Lima (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The present report describes an internship performed under a Master in conservation and restoration of cultural goods which took place in the conservation and restoration workshops of arts school from Universidade Católica Portuguesa. In its course it was done a historical and material study on pair with a conservation and restoration intervention in a painting wood. The piece of art in cause calls itself “S. Miguel anuncia o nascimento de S. Rosendo” which demonstrates a part of the Saint Rosendo legend, from the 17th century, and his author it´s unknown. It belongs to a church in S. Miguel do Couto in Santo Tirso, however, there is no information, nor documents with information about it. The internship began with bibliographic research for historical framing, artistic characterisation and iconography, technical and material study. The necessity of conservation and restauration intervention of this piece was due to some evident pathologies presented on it especially as structural level and, the main aim of the internship. A system of aluminium profiles was created that not only supports the junction of the boards but also maintains his planification. Maintaining the respect to its physical and historical integrity, all the taken decisions had in concern the basics of conservation and restoration, minimal intervention and preference for reversible materials, with the main objective of retarding its aging.
Date of Award24 Feb 2022
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorMaria Aguiar (Supervisor) & Vitor Teixeira (Co-Supervisor)


  • Wood painting
  • Painting of 17th century
  • Annunciation
  • Saint Rosendo
  • Structural treatment of painting


  • Mestrado em Conservação e Restauro de Bens Culturais

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