Rembrandt and his Circle

Rembrandt and his Circle

Insights and Discoveries

This collection brings together art historians, museum professionals, conservators, and conservation scientists whose work involves Rembrandt van Rijn and associated artists such as Gerrit Dou, Jan Lievens, and Ferdinand Bol. The range of subjects considered is wide: from the presentation of convincing evidence that Rembrandt and his contemporary Frans Hals rubbed elbows in the Amsterdam workshop of Hendrick Uylenburgh to critical reassessments of the role of printmaking in Rembrandt's studio, his competition with Lievens as a landscape painter, his reputation as a collector, and much more. Developed from a series of international conferences devoted to charting new directions in Rembrandt research, these essays illuminate the current state of Rembrandt studies and suggest avenues for future inquiry."Skilfully chosen and edited by Stephanie Dickey, these papers were presented at the highly successful conferences on Rembrandt and his pupils held at Herstmonceaux Castle in recent years. This is cutting-edge Rembrandt scholarship full of valuable insights and new discoveries." -- Christopher Brown, Professor of Netherlandish Art, University of Oxford"[This book] contains a wealth of fresh and lucidly argued insights, not only into Rembrandt's art, thinking and practice: notably, a significant place is reserved for such artists as Jan Lievens, Ferdinand Bol, Gerrit Dou, Johannes van Vliet and, unexpectedly, Frans Hals. In these thoughtful reflections on the artist and his milieu, the reader will find many generally accepted notions critically revised." - Eric Jan Sluijter, emeritus professor of Art History at the University of Amsterdam
  • Cover
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
    • Stephanie S. Dickey
  • 1. Rembrandt and Frans Hals Painting in the Workshop of Hendrick Uylenburgh
    • S.A.C. Dudok van Heel
  • 2. Rembrandt and the Germanic Style
    • Thijs Weststeijn
  • 3. Rembrandt and the Humanist Ideal of the Universal Painter
    • Boudewijn Bakker
  • 4. Curiosity and Desire: Rembrandt’s Collection as Historiographic Barometer
    • H. Perry Chapman
  • 5. Painted Landscapes by Lievens and Rembrandt: The View from Seventeenth-Century Amsterdam Collections
    • Jacquelyn N. Coutré
  • 6. Jan Lievens in Antwerp: Three Rediscovered Works
    • Stephanie S. Dickey
  • 7. Gerrit Dou as a Pupil of Rembrandt
    • Martin Bijl
  • 8. A New Painting by Jan van Noordt in Budapest
    • Ildikó Ember
  • 9. Rembrandt’s First Nude? The Recent Analysis of Susanna and the Elders from Rembrandt’s Workshop
    • Katja Kleinert and Claudia Laurenze-Landsberg
  • 10. Rembrandt’s Head of Christ: Some Technical Observations concerning Matters of Style
    • Arie Wallert and Michel van der Laar
  • 11. A Rediscovered Head of John the Baptist on a Platter from Rembrandt’s Studio
    • Lloyd DeWitt
  • 12. Rembrandt’s One Guilder Print: Value and Invention in ‘the most beautiful [print] that ever came from the burin of this Master’
    • Amy Golahny
  • 13. Rembrandt, Ferdinand Bol, and Tobit: The Emergence of a Pathosträger
    • Jan L. Leja
  • 14. Biblical Iconography in the Graphic Work of Rembrandt’s Circle
    • Peter van der Coelen
  • 15. Jan van Vliet and Rembrandt van Rijn: Their Collaboration Reassessed
    • Jaco Rutgers
  • 16. Printmaking among Artists of the Rembrandt School
    • Nadine M. Orenstein
  • 17. Chain Line Pattern Matching and Rembrandt’s Prints
    • C. Richard Johnson, Jr., William A. Sethares, Margaret Holben Ellis, Saira Haqqi, Reba Snyder, Erik Hinterding, Idelette van Leeuwen, Arie Wallert, Dionysia Christoforou, Jan van der Lubbe, Nadine M. Orenstein, Angela Campbell, and George Dietz
  • List of Illustrations
  • Bibliography
  • Index Nominum



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