PANEL PAINTING
Most surviving paintings from the 13th to the early 16th century are painted on wooden panels. The wood most widely used in Italy was poplar, but in the Netherlands, France and England, oak panels were most common. Lime, beech, chestnut and cherry as well as oak were used in Germany and Austria. Walnut and pine, and sometimes cherry and other fruit woods, were also used in Italy for panels.

Source: National Gallery (London)
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