The Spanish, Italian and Portuguese Old Masters all painted on hand-woven patterned linen canvases. This 'first layer' has been given only sporadic study by art historians. I started deciphering the weaving draft of El Greco’s 'The Burial of the Count of Orgaz', in 2016. It recently culminated in authentic, hand-woven reconstructions of historic canvases.
first research on Titians 'The Vendramin Family'
...a very first sketch I made, analyzing the textile of the canvas used by Titian for 'The Vendramin Family' The original infrared reflectogram mosaic is in Technical Bulletin no 36 from The National Gallery London. I will upload more details soon!