I am interested in any scientific data / information on the "degradation" of the linen and cotton canvases from exposure to linseed and similar oils. I am especially interested in studies that shed some light on the mechanism of the so-called degradation.
The key work is "scientific". I realize there is a lot folklore on this subject, but I'm looking for (published) studies that have approaced this topic on a scientific basis.
I also be interested in any references for restoration / conservation of "damaged" canvases.
Amy help would be greatly appreciated.