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This article, as well as the "Transfer of panel paintings" article, should mention cradled paintings. There should also be a separate, more exhaustive Wikipedia page about "Cradled paintings." Cradles are the grids of wood supporting panel paintings. I don't know, but I suppose some paintings may have had them since the Renassiance. But what happened later on--especially in the 19th century?--was the panels were split. (But not perhaps to the extent, to the thinness, discussed in "Transfer of panel paintings" when it mentions thin veneers of wood being pasted onto new panels.) The split panels--with 50%...75%?--of the wood removed were then attached in some fashion to the supporting "cradle," the grid I've described. I suppose the proponents of this outdated restoration technique liked the lighter weight of the resultant hacked-up panel, or thought it would be less likely to warp. This really should be discussed in an expert fashion on Wikipedia. I'm frankly shocked that there isn't a Wikipedia page on this. (Vsadesgrgfbbgf (talk) 16:30, 3 May 2012 (UTC))