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1st Edition

The Ashgate Research Companion to Dutch Art of the Seventeenth Century

Edited By

Wayne Franits

ISBN 9780367200206
Published February 12, 2019 by Routledge
498 Pages 92 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Despite the tremendous number of studies produced annually in the field of Dutch art over the last 30 years or so, and the strong contemporary market for works by Dutch masters of the period as well as the public's ongoing fascination with some of its most beloved painters, until now there has been no comprehensive study assessing the state of research in the field. As the first study of its kind, this book is a useful resource for scholars and advanced students of seventeenth-century Dutch art, and also serves as a springboard for further research. Its 19 chapters, divided into three sections and written by a team of internationally renowned art historians, address a wide variety of topics, ranging from those that might be considered "traditional" to others that have only drawn scholarly attention comparatively recently.

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors

Wayne Franits

The Traditional Genres

1 The Seventeenth-Century Dutch Portrait Comes of Age
Ann Jensen Adams

2 Still Lively: Recent Scholarship on Still-Life Painting
Julie Berger Hochstrasser

3 An Assessment of Recent Scholarship on Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Imagery
Linda Stone-Ferrier

4 Points of View: Recent Studies on Dutch Landscape Painting
Boudewijn Bakker

5 Imagined Spaces: Perspectives on the Study of Church Interiors and Cityscapes
Almut Pollmer-Schmidt

Major Artists, Movements, and Other Media

6 Frans Hals and His Time
Christopher D.M. Atkins

7 Rembrandt and His Circle
Stephanie S. Dickey

8 The Rules of Art and Rembrandt, 1630–1730
Thijs Weststeijn

9 Johannes Vermeer
H. Perry Chapman

10 Dutch Mannerism
Gero Seelig

11 The Dutch Encounter with Italy: The State of Research
David A. Levine

12 Out of the Shadow of the Golden Age: Recent Scholarly Developments Concerning Dutch Painting of the Late Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries
Junko Aono

13 Stepping up to the Plate: The State of Research in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Prints
Nadine M. Orenstein

14 Drawn into the Light: The State of Research in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Drawings
Judith Noorman

15 Towards a Reassessment of Dutch Seventeenth-Century Sculpture
Bieke van der Mark

Topics of Recent Research

16 Economic Aspects of Dutch Art
Claartje Rasterhoff

17 Urban Identity and the Validity of City Schools in Dutch Art
John Loughman

18 Dutch Art in Relation to Seventeenth-Century Flemish Art
Karolien de Clippel

19 Dutch Art and Artists from a Global Perspective: The State of the Research
Rebecca Parker Brienen

Selected Bibliography

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Wayne Franits is Professor of Art History at Syracuse University, USA. His most recent books are: The Paintings of Dirck van Baburen ca. 1592/93–1624: Catalogue Raisonné (2013) and Vermeer (2015).