Tin leaf

From CAMEO
Revision as of 11:50, 10 May 2016 by Jruggiero (talk | contribs) (Text replace - "\[http:\/\/cameo\.mfa\.org\/materials\/fullrecord\.asp\?name=([^\s]+)\s(.*)\]" to "$2")
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

Description

A thin metallic foil of tin. Tin leaf was sometimes coated with a yellow glaze and used on paintings, frames and polychrome in place of gold leaf in medieval times. In more recent times, thin sheets of tin-lead alloys have been used as protective coverings and moisture barriers.

Synonyms and Related Terms

tinfoil; tin foil; feuille d'étain (Fr.); Blattzinn (Deut.); hoja de estaño (Esp.); bladtin (Ned.); folha de estanho (Port.)

Other Properties

Does not darken or tarnish

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 337
  • Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986

Retrieved from "http://cameo.mfa.org/index.php?title=Tin_leaf&oldid=55340"