Gerrit Albertson is an Associate Conservator of Paintings at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Previously he served as the Charles E. Culpeper fellow in painting conservation at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, from 2019 to 2021, and the Annette de la Renta fellow in paintings conservation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from 2017 to 2019. Gerrit earned an AB in art history at Vassar College in 2006 and an MS and Certificate in Conservation from the Winterthur / University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation in 2017, completing a 12-month internship at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam as his final year of graduate study. He also completed graduate internships at the Yale University Art Gallery and Conservazione Beni Culturali in Rome. Gerrit has conducted technical research on a number of Dutch Golden Age artists, including Godfried Schalcken and Bartholomeus van der Helst, and he has co-authored technical articles in the Metropolitan Museum Journal on Margareta Haverman’s A Vase of Flowers and in the Journal of the American Institute for Conservation on Jan de Bray’s Judith and Holofernes.
Each entry in this catalogue includes a technical summary, which documents the materials and techniques used by the artists in the creation of the paintings, as well as any changes and any documented treatments. These summaries are based on the contents of examination reports, treatment reports, analytical reports, and technical images compiled by a number of different contributors. The majority of the examination reports and technical summaries in the first edition of the online catalogue were prepared by Annette Rupprecht. Technical summaries prepared for the second and third (current) editions of catalogue were written by Joanna Dunn, Kristin deGhetaldi, Sophie Scully, and Gerrit Albertson. The current edition of the catalogue cites these authors’ contributions in the respective summaries.