Figure 30

Melchior Broederlam, Annunciation and Visitation, exterior of the left wing of the Altarpiece of the Crucifixion, oil and gold leaf on oak, 1390-99. Musee des Beaux-Arts, Dijon (photograph: Erich Lessing / Art Resource, NY). The frames, backgrounds and many details of the painted wings are water gilded, with a few further details in mordant gilding.

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