Estudo e tratamento de uma pintura sobre madeira, Jesus carregando a Cruz, do século XVI

  • Miguel Amorim Ferreira Araújo Parreira (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The internship this report refers to was carried out within the scope of the Master inConservation and Restoration of Cultural Items and took place in the Conservation andRestoration department of the School of Arts of the Catholic University of Porto. Concerningthe scope of the chosen specialization, painting on wood, a treatment of conservation andrestoration in a panel was carried out.The work of art, object of study and treatment, is an oil painting on wood, of unknownmaster or workshop, dating from the sixteenth century and representing Christ Carrying theCross. It is owned by Santa Casa da Misericórdia, Porto and, since it is a very recent acquisition,there is little information about it.Throughout the internship, the historical, artistic and iconographic framework of thework of art was explored; in addition, both its material and technical treatments were studied.A conservation and restoration intervention was necessary, especially at the structural level,since the painting had suffered a deep attack of xylophagous insects and termites that fragilizedthe planks. In order to complement this requirement, spring systems have also been tested toallow the planning of wood panels consisting of one or more boards.The decisions made along the internship matched the needs of the work of art and havealways had a criterion of conservation that prevails for the longevity of the work of art.
Date of Award23 Jan 2020
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorMaria Aguiar (Supervisor) & José Ferrão Afonso (Co-Supervisor)


  • Painting on wood
  • 16th century
  • Retable
  • Christ carrying the cross


  • Mestrado em Conservação e Restauro de Bens Culturais

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