Literature and Art
Professor Harold Livermore's lucid identifition of the principal figures depicted on the famous Panels painted by Nuno Gonçalves was published in the previous 34th Annual report and review 2007. I am obliged to his scholarship and for his agreement with my identification published in 2001. However, since my booklet "Portugal's Perplexing Panels' was printed and a copy of it given to each member of the British Historical Society at that time, there have been important scientific developments.
In 2003 dendrochronological tests on the wood of the Panels were conducted by the University of Hamburg and established that the trees were cut no later that 1440. Allowing for the timber to season, the Panels would therefore have been painted between 1442 and 1448.
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