Early Netherlandish Drawings
The best from the Boijmans exhibited in Paris,
22 March- 22 June 2014
The online collection catalogue of the 402 drawings
by Netherlandish artists born before 1581 was published by the Museum
Boijmans Van Beuningen on 1 December 2012.
A selection of 142 drawings, including masterpieces
by Petrus Christus, Jheronimus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, Hendrick Goltzius,
Jacques de Gheyn, Joannes Stradanus, Karel van Mander and Abraham Bloemaert,
wil be on show in the Fondation Custodia, opening March 21st.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a lavishly
illustrated catalogue Bosch to Breugel.
Early Netherlandish Drawings in the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, with
Yvonne Bleyerveld, Albert Elen and Judith Niessen as main authors, published
by the Fondation Custodia jointly with the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
Distribution by THOTH Publishers Amsterdam.
Paperback met flappen | 22,5 x 28 cm
288 pagina’s met 235
illustraties in kleur
Vormgeving: Tessa van der Waals
isbn 978 90 6868 644 9 | nur 646
€ 39,90 (na de tentoonstelling
in Parijs € 49,90)
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam is
in het bezit van een bijzonder rijke verzameling
vroeg-Nederlandse tekeningen die loopt van de late
middeleeuwen tot de periode die wel wordt aangeduid
als de Dageraad van de Gouden Eeuw. Sleutelnamen
zijn Jheronimus Bosch, Lucas van Leyden,
Pieter Bruegel, Hendrick Goltzius, Karel van Mander,
Jacques de Gheyn en Abraham Bloemaert. Die groep
van zo’n 400 bladen is de afgelopen jaren gecatalogiseerd
en een keuze van 142 van de mooiste werken
wordt in dit boek met verhelderende teksten gepubliceerd
en paginagroot in kleur afgebeeld, voorzien
Nagenoeg alle functies van tekenkunst komen aan
bod: het zoeken naar een compositie of een figuurgroep
voor een schilderij, het oefenen van plooival,
portrettekenen, het ontwerpen van een glas-inloodruit
of een prent, het vastleggen van de natuur
en het uit het hoofd verbeelden van fantastische of
aan de literatuur en aan de bijbel ontleende
De gebruikte technieken vertonen een grote
schakering zodat het boek een perfect overzicht biedt
van de vroege tekenkunst.
First issue (no. 36) of new restyled series of our
journal comes out
latest issue of Delineavit et Sculpsit has been published. It is the first of
a new series, nos. 36-40 (subscriptions cover series of five issues each,
which are published over a period of 3 to 4 years). This journal for Dutch
and Flemish Prints and Drawings, which will celebrate its 25th
anniversary next year, has undergone a metamorphosis. It has been restyled,
with an appealing new graphic design, only retaining its characteristic
square format. The publication is from now on financially supported by the
Fondation Custodia in Paris.
If you are interested in a subscription you are kindly invited to contact the
secretary Erik Löffler at the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie
(RKD) in The Hague
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit the
website first for more information: www.delineavit.nl
Collection catalogue Netherlandish Drawings of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries.
Artists born before 1581 now online on the Boijmans website
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam has a rich
collection of 403 drawings from this period and region. The texts are mainly
in Dutch, awaiting funds for translation in English. Click
here and enjoy!
All you need to know about the Koenigs Collection now online
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam has created a
web-portal on Provenance Research which, among other cases, contains a wealth
of information about the Koenigs Collection, including claims by one of his
many grandchildren. Visit
the museum's website. Here’s a direct link to the section
about the Koenigs Collection.
Voor de Nederlandse documenten betreffende het
herkomstonderzoek van het museum en in het bijzonder de Collectie Koenigs: klik
hier en een directe link
naar de Collectie Franz Koenigs.
Through the many hyperlinks, found
throughout the text and at the end of the 19 pages pdf-document, you may find
dozens of documents with more detailed information.
Hugo Chapman appointed Keeper of the British Museum
department of Prints and Drawings
graduate from London
Chapman (1963) first worked for a decade at Christie’s as specialist of Old Master
Drawings. In 1995 he joined the British
Museum. As Assistant
Keeper he has been in charge of
the Italian drawings (1400-1800), shifting his field of interest to the
French drawings of the same period during the last few years. He has been the
curator of some major exhibitions, including Raphael from
Urbino to Rome in 2004, Michelangelo
Drawings: Closer to the Master in 2005, also shown at
the Teylers Museum
(Haarlem), and Italian
Renaissance drawings from Fra Angelico to Leonardo in 2010, a joint project
with the Uffizi (Florence),
also the second venue in 2011. Hugo Chapman is the successor of Antony Griffiths, who will retire later this month.
For more information in a printable version
(pdf-file), click here.
9 March 2011
Jane Turner appointed Head of the Amsterdam Print Room
Jane Turner will become Head of the Print Room
of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
as from 1 September 2011. She is the fourteenth international expert to
strengthen the Rijksmuseum in the run-up to the reopening in 2013. Turner
(1956, US) is an internationally renowned art historian and specialist
in Dutch 16th and 17th-century drawings with an
impressive career to date. She is well known as the author of the 2006
collection catalogue of the Dutch drawings in the Morgan Library & Museum
in New York and as the editor of the Dictionary
of Art (34 volumes). She is also the capable editor of our sister
periodical Master Drawings, which she will combine with her work in Amsterdam. This fall her
collection catalogue of the Dutch drawings in the V&A in London will be
published. The editors of Delineavit et Sculpsit wish her a lot of success
and satisfaction in her new position.
7 December 2010
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen presents information on provenance
research and claims on special web portal
The Rotterdam museum has put detailed
information on it’s website regarding research into the way some artworks
were acquired during the period after the nazi’s came to power in Germany
(1933). This research is part of a nation-wide project which involves all
Dutch museums, started in 2010 under the aegis of the National Museum
Federation (NMV). Property claims, past and present, are discussed, including
the Koenigs Collection of Old Master drawings, claimed by Christine Koenigs,
one of the collector’s 14 grandchildren.
Follow this hyperlink and
surf on to the pdf-documents which constitute this very informative portal.
For direct access to the portal’s entry document, click
here, for the Koenigs Collection in particular, use this swift
For now, the information is only in Dutch,
but a translation will be made available shortly.
An Van Camp appointed Assistant Keeper of P&D in the British
Museum Print Room
young Belgian art historian An Van Camp, educated at the universities
of Leuven and London,
joined the Department of Prints and Drawings in 2006 as curatorial assistant
and cataloguer. She is now the successor of Martin Royalton-Kisch who retired
end of 2009. She will be responsible for the appr. 5+50.000 Flemish and Dutch
drawings and prints (1400-1880). For more information, see An ‘in the
spotlight’ on the CODART-site.
Rijksmuseum seeks successor to Ger Luijten
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is looking to appoint a new Head
of the Rijksprentenkabinet (Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs).
This is a key position within the museum. Applications no later than 30
15 July 2010
In memoriam J.J.C.A. van Tatenhove (1940-2010)
De redactie heeft
met verslagenheid kennis genomen van het bericht van Janno van Tatenhove’s
overlijden op 27 april 2010; wij wisten dat hij ziek was, maar hadden niet
het vermoeden dat zijn einde zo nabij zou zijn.
Vanwege zijn broze
gezondheid waren Janno’s werkzaamheden als redactielid in de laatste paar
jaren al enigszins verminderd, maar zijn afwezigheid zal niettemin als een
groot gemis worden gevoeld. Dankzij zijn kwaliteiten heeft Janno veel
betekend voor Delineavit et Sculpsit.
De redactie had veel respect voor zijn compromisloze kritische instelling,
zowel ten opzichte van zijn eigen bijdragen als die van de andere auteurs.
Ons respect gold evenzeer zijn kennerschap, dat steeds hand in hand ging met
een strikte vakdiscipline en het feilloze gevoel voor zuiver taalgebruik dat
voor iedere wetenschappelijke tekst essentieel is.
Voor de vakkundige reputatie
van het Leidse prentenkabinet en voor het universitaire onderwijs dat daarin
gegeven werd heeft hij veel betekend; vooral in zijn projectgroepen was hij
een zeer veeleisend maar inspirerend leraar. Menige student Kunstgeschiedenis
heeft geprofiteerd van Janno’s kwaliteiten en heeft zijn weg gevonden als
medewerker of onderzoeker aan een van de museale prenten- en
tekeningenverzamelingen of andere werkkring met tekeningen.
Zijn onderzoek naar
en artikelen over onder meer Jacob de Wit, Philip Tideman en Gerard de
Lairesse getuigen van zijn groot vakmanschap.
Op het persoonlijk
vlak werd Janno door zijn collega’s gewaardeerd vanwege de combinatie van
zijn reeds genoemde kritische instelling en zijn ironische, onderkoelde
humor, een combinatie die aan zijn aanwezigheid altijd een spannend kantje
Erkentelijk voor wat
hij voor ons tijdschrift gedaan heeft, blijft de redactie aan Janno denken
als een zeer waardevol collega.
Zie ook onze
speciale pagina met het uitgebreide In memoriam door
12 January 2010
Ger Luijten appointed director of the Fondation Custodia in Paris
Ger Luijten, head of the Rijksprentenkabinet (the
State Print Room, a department of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam) has been appointed the new
director of the Fondation Custodia. He will succeed Mària van
Berge-Gerbaud, who will retire on 1 May 2010. The Fondation Custodia, a Swiss
foundation based in Paris, is closely linked
to the Netherlands Institute in Paris.
It is a prestigious institution housing an important Dutch collection of old
master drawings, as well as prints and paintings, formed by the late Frits
Lugt. For more information see their website: www.fondationcustodia.fr
Before Ger Luijten came to the Rijksmuseum in 1990,
where he was chief curator of prints until his appointment as head in 2001,
he worked for Hollstein and was assistant curator of prints in the Museum
Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam.
Among his publications are From Pisanello to Cézanne. Master Drawings from
the Museum Bijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (with Bram Meij, exhib.cat.
1990-91), Mirror of Everyday Life: Genre Prints in the Netherlands
1550-1700 (with E. de Jongh, 1997), Rembrandt the Printmaker (with
Erik Hinterding and Martin Royalton-Kisch, exhib.cat. 2000). He was co-organiser
of the great exhibition Anthony van Dijck as a Printmaker (Antwerp 1999) and the
Goltzius exhibition (2003). During the 21st convention in Dreden in June
2008, Ger Luijtenwas chosen the new President of the International Advisory
Committee of Keepers of Public Collections of Graphic Art, in short the 50
Lux Club, as successor of Marzia Faietti.
Delineavit et Sculpsit congratulates Ger Luijten on
his appointment and wishes him a lot of success in this new position.
18 January 2009
print room preparing collection catalogue of early Netherlandish drawings
The Museum Boijmans has started a
three-years project to catalogue its 440 drawings by Netherlandish (Dutch and
Flemish) masters born before 1580. The project is sponsored by the Ministry
of Education, Culture and Science through the Mondrian Foundation. Two free-lance
researchers have been hired to assist senior curator Dr. Albert Elen: Dr.
Yvonne Bleyerveld and Judith Niessen MA will write the entries of most of the
drawings. The scientific advisory committee includes specialists Prof.dr.
Jan-Piet Filedt Kok, Prof.dr. Ilja Veldman, Prof.dr. Gert Jan van der Sman,
Dr. Yvette Bruijnen and Marijn Schapelhouman MA. The catalogue will be
published in 2012.
17 January 2009
drawings and prints in a semi-permanent display
The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has 'refreshed'
its semi-permanent display of old and modern masters, called The Collection
Two for the next two years. In 11 of the 39 rooms on the first floor
selections of prints (appr. 45) and drawings (appr. 75) are presented in
specially made glass cases. In view of the vulnerability of works of art on
paper these rooms have been darkened; the level of artificial light is
reduced below 50 lux. The museum changes the selections of drawings every
three months, the prints every half year. Drawings and prints will be
combined with paintings and - in one case - a tapestry (Rubens). Masters of whom
the museum does not have paintings, such as Leonardo, Michelangelo and
Raphael, are represented by drawings or prints, one at a time. A keen
selection of drawings will demonstrate the function of drawings in the
artistic process, as designs and studies for prints or paintings, but also as
part of the educational process in the artist's workshop. In addition,
finished drawings as works of art in their own right are shown. All counted
together approximately 600 drawings and 180 prints will be put on display
during the next two years. The Collection Two will be succeeded by The
Collection Three in January 2011, and so on.
10 January 2009
Wolfgang Holler leaves Dresden Printroom for Weimar
Prof.Dr. Wolfgang Holler (1956), director of the
Kupferstichkabinett since 1991 and vice-director general of the Staatliche
Museen Dresden since 2002, has been appointed the new director of the Museen
der Klassik Stiftung Weimar effective 1 July 2009.
17 September 2008
New concept for Printroom in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
printroom has moved to a newly created depository (233 square/780 cubic
meters for 15.000 drawings and 60.000 prints) and study room, situated on the
ground floor close to the main entrance and at the heart of the museum. The
public is allowed a magnificent view of the state-of-the-art depository as
one of the long sides is a steel and glass wall. Library, consultation and
conservation are in adjacent rooms. Opposite the depository is a long gallery
where small exhibitions (lasting three months) of 35-40 drawings and prints
are on display in glass cases (on the wall). The public can consult a
database on two large screens and order on line the original works of their
choice which are then gathered by a registrar and put on display in a show
21 October 2007
Dr. Gert Jan van der Sman appointed associate professor P&D at Leiden University
Gert Jan van der Sman (1961) has been appointed
associate professor in the history of drawings and prints at Leiden University, effective 1 October 2007.
He succeeds Dr. Jan van der Stock, who was extraordinarius from 1999 to 2004.
Gert Jan van der Sman studied art history at the Leiden University Institute
of Fine Arts and received his Ph.D. in 1993 from Prof.Dr. Anton Boschloo, on
his dissertation La decorazione a fresco delle ville venete del
Cinquecento. Saggi di lettura stilistica ed iconografica. In 2004 Van der
Sman received a price for his exhibition catalogue De eeuw van Titiaan
Venetiaanse prenten uit de Renaissance (2002), which was also published
in a French edition Le siècle de Titien. Gravures vénitiennes de la
Renaissance. Being an extraordinarius Van der Sman will continue his
position as researcher at the Istituto Universitario Olandese di Storia
dell'Arte (Netherlands Institute for Art History) in Florence. In Leiden
he will lecture with the graphic collections of the Leiden University
Printroom (now part of the Department of Special Collections at the
University Library) ready to hand.
19 October 2007
Digital inventory British Museum Department of Prints & Drawings
now accessible online
The BM Prints and Drawings database has just been
made available online. Accessible via the BM website, there are about 220,000
records, 100,000 of them with images. All the drawings are described
individually apart from some sketchbooks; and all the mounted prints as well
as many in the unmounted series, on which we are making quite rapid progress.
To access the resource go to THE BRITISH MUSEUM WEBSITE and see the section called Research. Please use the advanced search
page and read the Help screens carefully to get the best out of the database.
The search mechanism is sophisticated and powerful, and also allows you to
access the underlying thesauri and authority files for individuals (often
with biographies), subject matter, techniques and so forth. Most of the entries
were not specifically designed for online use, and many are still
rudimentary; and if you spot any mistakes (as the colleagues in London do on a daily
basis) please let them know via the link on the results page.
1 October 2007
Museum Boijmans: new collection catalogue of 4,000+ 19th-c. Dutch
The Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, has published a catalogue of a
substantial part of its drawings collection. In 1998 the Cornelis Ploos van
Amstel Knoef Society Foundation donated more than 4,000 drawings, sketchbooks
and albums to the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. This impressive collection
of early nineteenth-century Dutch drawings was brought together by the
connoisseur Jan Knoef (1896-1948) and C.J. baron Schimmelpenninck van der
Oije (1906-1987). This book includes essays on the origins and history of the
collection and on the function of drawing in the nineteenth century. The
catalogue raisonné of the collection can be found on the enclosed CD.
Marius van Dam, Miscellanea Delineata. Dutch drawings 1780-1860 from the
Ploos van Amstel Knoef collection, Rotterdam (Museum Boijmans Van
Distributed by Idea Books, Amsterdam, ISBN 978-90-6918-224-7 (Dutch version:
978-90-6918-223-0), 192 pp, 110 nos, col.ills., enclosed CD with 4.000+
entries and images, price 28,50 euro.
15 September 2007
Boijmans printroom on the move
The printroom of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, will be
unaccessible for consultation until September 2008. The collections will be
consolidated and moved to a temporary depository during the construction of a
new printroom, designed by Marieke van Diemen, on the groundfloor of the Bodon
20 February 2007
New member of the Delineavit editorial board
Dr. Peter van der Coelen, curator of prints and
drawings in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is joining the editorial board of
our periodical. The board was in need for this reinforcement in order to
stimulate the flow of articles on prints, as most of the articles published
so far were on drawings. With Peter van der Coelen, who holds a Ph.D. from Nijmegen University,
the editorial board welcomes its first editor without a Leiden University
15 January 2007
Artdealer Rob Noortman (60) deceased on 14 January
The renowned artdealer Rob Noortman, founder and
director of Noortman Master Paintings in Maastricht, passed away on Sunday 14
January at the age of sixty. Rob Noortman has been a sponsor of our
periodical from day one (1989). We are extremely grateful for his continuous
support. Our sympathies go with his wife and children. For more information
we refer you to the company's website.
15 December 2006
Jaap Bolten's Magnum Opus expected soon
The long-awaited Abraham Bloemaert drawings
more than 30 years of accumulation and maturation Dr. Bolten (72) has
finished his lavishly illustrated (over 2,000 figures and plates) two-volume
catalogue of over 1,600 drawings by the Utrecht-based artist Abraham
Bloemaert (1564-1651). Bloemaert's paintings and prints were already
published by Prof. Roethlisberger back in 1992, so now the entire artistic
oeuvre of Bloemaert will be available in print. Bolten's catalogue will be
published (by himself) in February 2007; for more information:
18 March 2006
Stijn Alsteens appointed curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Stijn Alsteens (30) will succeed Michiel Plomp at
Museum of Art,
effective 1 January next year. Mr. Alsteens, who studied art history and
Russian litterature and linguistics at the Universities of Louvain and
Amsterdam, has been assistant curator at the Fondation Custodia (Frits Lugt
Collection) in Paris
since 2001. He is specialized in Dutch and Flemish drawings of the
seventeenth century and Russian art. In the Met, he will take care of the
Northern drawings. Before he moves to New York, he will finish his work on
the forthcoming exhibition next Fall in the Dutch Institute in Paris on Dutch
and Flemish artists in France (5 Oct.-3 Dec. 2006).
22 December 2005
Michiel Plomp succeeds Michael Kwakkelstein at Teylers Museum
Dr. Michiel C. Plomp, now associate curator of Old
Master drawings at the Metropolitan Museum will succeed Dr. Michael
Kwakkelstein, effective 1 February 2006. Kwakkelstein has acted as chief
curator of the art collections in Teylers
Museum for exactly one
year. He has spent most of his time organizing the great Michelangelo
exhibition, including the heavy task of editing the exhibition catalogue. He
will return to Florence
where he has been appointed Associate Director for Academic Affairs at the
Institute of Fine and Liberal Arts, based in the Palazzo Ruccellai. Michiel
Plomp studied art history at the University
of Utrecht and received his Ph.D. in
2002 at Groningen
University. He is a
specialist in the history of collecting of Old Master drawings, especially in
the 18th century in Holland.
He has collaborated on several exhibitions (and catalogues) in New York, including
the Rubens-blockbuster of 2004.
8 December 2005
In memoriam Bram Meij (1939-2005)
Rotterdam senior curator died in Rotterdam, 2
Bram Meij was buried at the cemetery Buitenveldert in Amsterdam after a Holy Mass in the
Krijtberg church in the city centre. He died on 2 December in Rotterdam only one and a
half years after his early retirement. Our thoughts are with his widow Dr.
Noortje de Roy van Zuydewijn.
2 December 2004
Michael Kwakkelstein (41) new senior curator of Teylers Museum
Dr. Michael W. Kwakkelstein has been appointed the
new senior curator of the art collections the Teylers
Museum in Haarlem. He will succeed Carel van Tuyll
who will leave for the Louvre next month. Kwakkelstein studied art history at
Leiden University and was trained there in the Print Room, like most of the
present print room curators in Holland.
He received his Ph.D. in 1994 with his book Leonardo da Vinci as a
physiognomist. Theory and practice. He also published on Leonardo in several
articles in the main art journals. In 1998 he published an annotated edition
of Willem Goeree's Inleydinge tot de Al-ghemeene Teyckenkonst. During
the last years Kwakkelstein has been employed by the Netherlands Academy
for Scientific Research. He lives and works in Florence. His appointment in Haarlem is effective 1
12 October 2004
Recent acquisitions by the J. Paul Getty Museum
Dr. Lee Hendrix has continued the dynamic
acquisition policy of her predecessor Dr. George Goldner (now Metropolitan Museum, see below news item of 9 january
2003) since she took over the curatorship in 1999. The list of new
acquisitions includes the following Dutch and Flemish drawings:
Pieter Coecke van Aelst, The Sacrifice at Lystra
of c. 1534 (inv. 99 GA 77)
Claes Cornelisz Moeyaert, The Prophet Elisha and the Shunammite Woman
of c. 1630 (inv. 99 GB 25)
Christiaan Andriessen, Self-Portrait of the Artist in his Studio (inv.
Pieter van Lint, Venus and Cupid (after Raphael's fresco in the Loggia
della Villa farnesina)(inv. 2000.36)
Anonymous Dutch, A peasant scene (inv. 2000.46)
Jacob Jordaens, A Merry Comapny of c. 1644 (inv. 2000.59)
Jan Lievens, View of a path in 'The Haagse Bos', with begggars at the door
of a cottage of c. 1660 (inv. 2001.13)
Adriaen van de Venne, Moralizing scene with an old woman and a man of
1631 (inv. 2001.39)
Herman Saftleven, A young herdsman leaning on his 'houlette' of c.
1650 (inv. 2001.40)
Roelant Roghman, The Castle Giessenburg near Gorinchem of 1646-47
Willem van de Velde the Younger, Calm Sea (inv. 2002.25)
Chrispijn van der Broecke, The Creation and The Fall of Man (series of
6 drawings) of 1575 (inv. 2003.516.1-6)
Hendrik Meijer, Summer Landscape and Winter Landscape (companion
Cornelis Dusart, Interior of an Inn of 1691 (inv. 2004.69)
10 September 2004
Carel van Tuijll van Serooskerken appointed senior curator of Prints
and Drawings at the Louvre
Carel van Tuijll van Serooskerken (52) has been
chosen the successor of Francoise Viatte as head of the Print Room of the
Louvre. He is the first non-French curator ever in the Louvre, since a law
barring nominations of foreign candidates was abolished recently. Carel van
Tuijl has been chief curator of the Print Room of Teylers Museum in Haarlem since 1984. He
is the author of the catalogue of Italian Drawings. His appointment at the Louvre is
effective 1 January 2005.
Marzia Faietti new head of the Uffizi Print Room as well as new
president of the 50 Lux Club
Marzia Faietti, curator at the Gabinetto dei Disegne
delle Stampe of the Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, has been appointed head
of the Gabinetto Disegni & Stampe of the Uffizi in Florence. She will fill the vacancy, which
for some years was temporarily taken over by Annamaria Petrioli Tofani,
director of the Uffizi. During the 19th convention in Budapest 6-11 Juni
2004, Marzia Faietti was chosen the new President of the International
Advisory Committee of Keepers of Public Collections of Graphic Art, in short
the 50 Lux Club, as successor of Antony Griffith.
1 February 2004
Julian Brooks moves to The Getty
Dr. Julian Brooks (34) of the Ashmolean
Museum in Oxford
has been appointed Assistant Curator of Italian Drawings at the J. Paul Getty
Museum in Los Angeles.
Julian Brooks received his PhD at the University of Oxford
in 1999 with a monographic thesis on the drawings of Andrea Boscoli. Articles
by his hand have been published in Master Drawings, The Burlington Magazine and Apollo. His
farewell-exhibition catalogue for Oxford
is Graceful and True. Drawing in Florence
c. 1600 (Oxford-London-Nottingham 2003-2004). Brooks' appointment is
effective from 1 February 2004.
1 January 2004
Marius van Dam research assistant 19th-c. Dutch drawings in Museum
Art Historian Marius van Dam (28) is contracted for
three years by the Mondrian Foundation (Mondriaan Stichting, Amsterdam) to
inventorize the Ploos van Amstel-Knoef Collection in Museum Boijmans Van
Beuningen. This collection of 4.500 Dutch drawings, mainly from the 19th
century, was donated to the Museum Boijmans in 2000 by the Foundation Ploos
van Amstel-Knoef. Van Dam is preparing a book on this collection and its
collectors Jan Knoef (1896-1948) and Cornelis baron Schimmelpenninck van der
Oije (1906-1987). The book will be published in the Spring of 2007 and will
accompany two different exhibitions in the years 2007-2009. It will contain a
DVD with reproductions and descriptions of all drawings.
30 March 2003
Peter van der Coelen appointed curator of P&D at Museum Boijmans
The new curatorial crew of the Museum Boijmans Print
Room in Rotterdam
is now complete: effective 1 August Dr. Peter van der Coelen (41) will join
Dr. Albert Elen who was appointed senior curator of D&P last fall. While
Elen will concentrate on the drawings, Van der Coelen's main focus will be
10 January 2003
Christopher Baker appointed senior curator of P&D at the National Gallery
As from 10 February 2003 Christopher Baker, alumnus
and assistant curator in the Christ Church Picture Gallery, has been
appointed senior curator of prints and drawings in The National Gallery of
Scotland in Edinburgh.
9 January 2003
Recent acquisitions in the Metropolitan Museum
the last four years The Metropolitan
Museum has been eagerly
acquiring new drawings and prints for the Department of Prints and Drawings,
chaired by Dr. George Goldner. At present, a selection of the recent
acquisitions is on temporary display in the gallery:
Abraham Bloemaert's The Judgment of Paris
Pieter Aertsen's Raguel's reception of Tobias and Ecbatana (inv.
Esaias van de Velde's Landscape with an inn of 1629 (inv. 2000.340)
Willem van Mieris's The Sacrifice of Isaac of 1694 (inv. 2001.450, not
Claes van Beresteyn's Landscape with trees, a ruin and two figures
Roelant Roghman's The Castle of Meerdervoort near Dordrecht of 1647
Maerten van Heemskerck's, The Adoration of the Shepards (inv.
Vincent Jansz. van der Vinne's Winter landscape (inv. 2002.77) and
Vincent Jansz. van der Vinne's Summer Landscape (inv. 2002.78) (a
Jan Baptist Weenix's Panoramic landscape with a mill (inv. 2002.85)
Dionys Calvaert's (attr.) The Resurrection of Christ (inv. 2002.87)
Nicolaes Maes's Landscape with a draughtsman seated by a river (inv.
note that this choice only comprises the Dutch and Flemish drawings, the
department has been actively acquiring drawings from other schools,
especially the Italian, as well.
21 November 2002
Michiel C. Plomp receives his Ph.D.
Michiel Plomp (44), associate curator in the
Department of Prints and Drawings of The Metropolitan
Museum of Art in New
York received his Ph.D. at the University
of Groningen, The Netherlands. His doctoral thesis
on collecting of drawings in Holland
in the 18th century, titled "Een voortreffelyke Liefhebberye". Het verzamelen van tekeningen
door voorname liefhebbers in de Republiek en later het Koninkrijk der
Nederlanden, 1732-1833 (2 vols.), was supervised bij Prof.Dr. Henk van Veen. Michiel Plomp studied art history at the University
of Leiden and held earlier positions
at the Teylers Museum
in Haarlem and the Municipal
Museum Het Prinsenhof in Delft. His doctoral
dissertation is closely related to his book Hartstochtelijk verzameld. 18de-eeuwse Hollandse
verzamelaars van tekeningen en hun collecties, Paris/Busum 2001.
2 November 2002
Rubens-Colloquium in Cologne
5-7 December 2002
Peter Paul Rubens: the Roman drawings after antique
A specialist seminar on the three hitherto unknown
drawings by Rubens, copies after antique sculpture, which were recently
discovered in the Print Room of the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum - Fondation
Corboud, organized by this recently enlarged museum and the Wetenschappelijke
Onderzoeksgemeenschap Vlaamse Renaissance- en Barokkunst (based in Leuven and
Antwerp). Several specialists in the field of Flemish Old Master Drawings
will be present, among whom Prof. Hans Vlieghe, Prof. Müller-Hofstede, Dr.
Anne-Marie Logan, Dr. Büttner and Dr. Heinen. For more information contact the organizers.
7 September 2002
Albert Elen appointed senior curator of drawings & prints at
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam (Netherlands) has appointed Dr.
Albert J. Elen (47) as successor to senior curator Bram Meij, who will retire
on 1 May next year. This will be the third successive curatorship for Albert
Elen, who studied art history and received his PhD at the University of
Leiden, worked at the Dutch Royal Library and the Netherlands Office for Arts
and at present is deputy chief inspector of cultural heritage at the
Netherlands Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in The Hague. Albert
Elen will head the Boijmans Print Room as from 1 October next.
21 July 2002
A new home for the Leiden University Print Room
The Print Room of Leiden University will leave its
magnificent location on the Rapenburg 65. The historic 18th-century building on
Holland's most beautiful canal, where Pieter de la Court van der Voort,
patron of the 17th/18th-century fine-painter and master draughtsman Willem
van Mieris, once lived, has been sold by the university to one of its
professors. The Print Room, which has been housed there for almost 30 years,
will be incorporated in the University Library adjacent to the Department of
manuscripts and old printed books. The transfer of the collections will take
place in November and December 2002. The Print Room will be re-openend to the
public on 9 January 2003.
information see the
Museum Boijmans acquires preliminary drawing for Boemaert's painting The
Lamentation of Christ
Museum Boijmans has purchased an
important drawing by the Utrecht painter
Abraham Bloemaert (1564-1651), which was once part of the Johann Goll van
Franckenstein Collection in Amsterdam.
For details, scan the illustration with your mouse. The painting for which
the drawing served as a model was already in the museum's possession since
1937. The drawing is executed in pen in brown ink, washed with brown ink and
hightened with white bodycolour, on a large sheet of paper, measuring 231 by 378 mm. The drawing has
been squared with black chalk for transferring the image to the canvas. It
was published in the recent sale catalogue of the Dutch art dealer Bob
Haboldt Northern European Old Master Drawings and Oil Sketches (New
York/Paris 2001-2002), as no. 20 (with fold-out colour plate).
Exquisite Willem van Mieris drawing for The Pierpont Morgan Library
An important drawing by Willem van Mieris, hitherto
only known from sources, representing the biblical scene of Joseph and
Potiphar's Wife has been acquired by the Morgan Library. The gouache on
vellum (170 by 143 mm.)
once belonged to the series of twenty highly attractive miniature-like
drawings that Van Mieris made over a period of five years from 1691 to 1696.
The series once belonged to the Amsterdam
collector Jonas Witsen (1733-1788) and was dispersed in the sale of his
estate in 1790. It was published by Albert Elen in Delineavit et Sculpsit,
volume 15 in
1995; the drawing now acquired by The Pierpont Morgan Library, which had not
surfaced until recently, was published by Elen in art dealer Bob Haboldt's
recent sale catalogue Northern European Old Master Drawings and Oil
Sketches (New York/Paris 2001-2002), as no. 59 (with colour plate).
16 December 2001 - 28 April 2002
A passion for collecting: exhibition in Haarlem and Paris
A wonderful exhibition of famous drawings in
18th-century Dutch collections, in Haarlem's Teylers Museum
(16 Dec.-17 Feb. 2002) and in the Institut Néerlandais in Paris (28 Feb.-28 April 2002). The
exhibition is accompanied by a set of two bound volumes, one by Michiel C.
Plomp on the subject of collecting of drawings in Holland in the 18th
century, the other the catalogue to the exhibition. See also our publications page.
10 September 2001
IPH 2002 congress in Rome and Verona. Paper as a
medium of cultural heritage
The 26th congress of the International Association
of Paper Historians (IPH) will be held in Rome-Verona from 30 August - 6
September 2002 and will concentrate on the themes Paper as a bearer of
cultural heritage and The archaeology and conservation of paper.
This congress will, among other things, deal with watermark research and may
be of interest to specialists in Old Master prints and drawings. For more information, see the IPH-website News Page.
1 September 2001
Jheronymus Bosch blockbuster exhibition in Rotterdam
Today the long-awaited Bosch exhibition was opened
in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam
in the presence of Queen Beatrix. The exhibition includes eight original
paintings by the Dutch master, as well as 17 original drawings by his hand,
and several more paintings, prints and drawings by artists associated with
Bosch. This exhibition, which has one venue only, offers a unique opportunity
to see together most drawings and prints by Bosch and his thematical
offspring. The exhibition was conceived by guest curators Professor Jos
University) and Bernard
more information, see the special Bosch website.
9 June 2001
Teylers Museum acquires 21
Teylers Museum in Haarlem has received an extraordinary group
of 21 Old Master drawings which once formed part of the so-called Second
Koenigs Collection. The drawings include important sheets by various
well-known artists from the Italian, French, German and Netherlandish
schools: Watteau, David, Delacroix, Corot, Manet, Pisarro, Degas,
Toulouse-Lautrec, Veronese, Tiepolo, Menzl, and Hugo van der Goes (circle).
The benefactor wishes to be remain anonymous. The donation was arranged by
art-adviser and -broker Hans Verbeek. The collector Franz Koenigs lived in Haarlem from 1920 until his death in 1941 and thus the
gift to Teylers
Museum is most
appropriate. The bulk of the Koenigs Collection (appr. 2000 drawings),
however, is kept in the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam since 1935. Some 180 drawings are
missing since World War II and are probably kept in Russia (308 missing
drawings have been traced in 1993, they are kept in the Pushkin Museum in
Moskou, and are claimed by the State of the Netherlands).
18 April 2001
Drawing by Pieter Bruegel the Elder discovered in Museum Boijmans Van
During the preparations for the large Bruegel-exhibition
(Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam, The Metropolitan Museum New York,
2001/2002) OMD-expert Martin Royalton-Kisch of the British Museum Department
of Prints and Drawings discovered that a drawing so far attributed to the
circle of Jan Bruegel, kept in the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, is actually
by his father Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The drawing, representing a landscape
with the travellers to Emmaus, appeared to be by the same hand as a similar
landscape drawing in the Fondation Custodia, generally asccepted as by Pieter
Bruegel the Elder; not only stylistic but also material similarities (same
make of paper) were convincing to most specialists. The drawing belongs to
the Franz Koenigs Collection in the Museum Boijmans. Martin Royalton-Kisch
published his findings in Master Drawings in 2000.
9 February 2001
Ger Luijten appointed Head of the Amsterdam Print Room
The chief curator of prints in the
Rijksprentenkabinet (a department of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam) Ger Luijten has been appointed
its Head (director). He will succeed Rembrandt specialist Peter Schatborn,
who will retire on 1 July. On the occasion of Schatborn's departure a
farewell exhibition will be organized on drawings by Dutch artists working in
(for more information, see our page Events).
Before Ger Luijten came to the Rijksmuseum in 1990, he worked for Hollstein
and was assistant curator of prints in the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. Among his
publications are From Pisanello to Cézanne. Master Drawings from the
Museum Bijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (with Bram Meij, exhib.cat.
1990-91), Mirror of Everyday Life: Genre Prints in the Netherlands
1550-1700 (with E. de Jongh, 1997), Rembrandt the Printmaker (with
Erik Hinterding and Martin Royalton-Kisch, exhib.cat. 2000). He was co-organiser
of the great exhibition Anthony van Dijck as a Printmaker (Antwerp 1999).
Delineavit et Sculpsit congratulates Ger Luijten with his appointment and
wishes him a lot of success in this new position.
6 February 2001
Fondation Custodia launches new website
The renowned Fondation Custodia, a Swiss-based
institution housed in the Institut Néerlandais (Dutch Institute) in Paris,
keeper of the Frits Lugt collection of old master drawings, now has its own
website (refer to our links-page Institutions & Sites). The new
website contains a wealth of information on various aspects, including the
Collectors Marks Project.
23 January 2001
Franz Koenigs sale catches $ 4,4 million
106 prints and drawings from the so-called 'Second'
Franz Koenigs Collection, owned by his late daughter Christine van der Waals
Koenigs, were sold at auction (Sotheby's) in New York. The highlight of the sale was the
series of Months drawn by Hans Bol, which fetched $ 1,3 million. The drawings
had been on long-term loan to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, where most of
the collection formed by the Dutch collector Franz Koenigs is kept since
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