Paintings Conservator (1945-2006)
Maria de' Peverelli, Marco Grassi, Hans-Christoph von Imhoff
400 pag. ca, ill. 120
cm. 24 x 17
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Emil Bosshard died in February of 2006 at his home in Bischofszell, Switzerland. Yet, during his career Emil had become a highly respected paintings conservator. After an early training with Thomas Brachert at the Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft (SIK) in Zürich, Emil interned at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, later becoming its Deputy Paintings Conservator. He then collaborated with Nathan Stolow and was one of the first conservators of the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI). Between 1975 and 1984 Emil was Chief of Conservation at the SIK where he succeeded Thomas Brachert. He then moved to Lugano to work for Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza. Over the years, he not only assured the Collection the highest level of professional expertise and care but also published on various conservation issues in several international scholarly periodicals. In recent years, together with his wife Veronika van der Brüggen, a skilled paper conservator, Emil conducted a successful private practice from their home in Bischofszell. Throughout his career Emil worked on many different aspects of conservation's techniques and research. The contributions in this book have been chosen to reflect Emil's wide range of interests in the field of conservation but also of specific aspects of art history. They present an in-depth analysis of the painting techniques of artists as diverse as El Greco, Varlin, Claude Lorrain or Fitz Hugh Lane. Contributions on issues of iconography, attribution, art historical criticism as well as his personal collection of African textiles, provide an even wider sample of Emil's world. Divided into four sections – a re-print of Emil's most relevant writings, technical studies, art historical essays and personal memories – this book is a tribute to a loyal friend and trusted colleague.