Rudolf E.O. Ekkart
Deaf, Dumb & Brilliant : Johan Thopas, Master Draughtsman
London (Holberton Publishers) 2014

This trilingual book accompanies the exhibition of 40 drawings by Thopas – about half of his oeuvre – at the Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum in Aachen (13 March – 22 June 2014) and the Rembrandthuis in Amsterdam (11 July – 5 October 2014).

Until recently, the Dutch draughtsman Johannes Thopas  (1626-1690/95), who was born both deaf and dumb, was only known to a small group of connoisseurs, dealers and collectors. However, his remarkable, subtle and technically refined portrait drawings on parchment deserve a wider audience. This handsome publication, the first devoted to his work, will prove to be an eye opener for many art lovers.

ISBN 978-1-907372-67-4 |Dutch-English-German |paperback | 200 pp. | 26 cm | £30

For more information see the publisher’s website.


Ilona van Tuinen and Daantje Meuwissen
Het vroegste Amsterdamse schetsboek. Een zestiende-eeuws zakboekje uit het atelier van Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen
Oostzaan 2014

A pocket-size sketchbook from the period 1520-1535 has been preserved from the workshop of Jacob Cornelisz. van Oostsanen (ca. 1470-1533) . This extremely rare testimony of early sixteenth-century workshop practice, which is now kept in the Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin, has now been published in facsimile by the Foundation Jacob Cornelisz. van Oostsanen, in conjunction with the monographic exhibition in Alkmaar and Amsterdam.

The sketchbook displays a high diversity in subject matter: the sketches range from copies after paintings by Jacob and his workshop, to portraits, figure studies, cityscapes, animals, perspective studies, and renaissance ornaments. Read more on the foundations own website.

ISBN 9789082173109 | paperback | 312 pp. | €22,95

Copies can be ordered following this link

Michael Matile (a.o.)
Zwiegespräch mit Zeichnungen. Werke des 15. bis 18. Jahrhunderts aus der Sammlung Robert Landolt
Zürich (Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich/Michael Imhof Verlag) 2013

ISBN-978-3-86568-752-4 | bound |208 pp. | € 29,95

Handsome exhibition catalogue of a selection of drawings from the Swiss private collection of the late dr. Robert Landolt (1913-2008). This collection,  formed between 1945 and 2008, holds 450 drawings of all schools, especially the Italian (exhib. cat. nos. 1-45), the Netherlandish (45-68) and the German (70-80). The entries have been written by a team of international experts including Peter Schatborn and Thomas Ketelsen for the Netherlandish drawings, which include both sixteenth and seventeenth-century masters like Herri met de Bles, Hans Bol, Goltzius. Jordaens, Jacob Backer and Arent de Gelder. The bulk of the entries, though, was written by Michael Matile, curator in charge of the exhibition and catalogue.

See also the website of the Graphische Sammlung ETH.

Hinterding (left) and Rutgers (right) with Sir Christopher White (centre) at the presentation in the Rijksmuseum on 16 January 2014

Erik Hinterding and Jaco Rutgers (compilers) and Ger Luijten (editor)
The New Hollstein. Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts 1450-1700. Rembrandt
Ouderkerk aan den IJssel (Sound & Vision Publishers) 2013

Major project brought to fruition: this new catalogue raisonné of Rembrandt’s 314 etchings, many of these in various states, now published in the New Hollstein Dutch series, will be the standard reference work on the subject for the years to come. Five volumes are devoted to the original prints, two contain the copies.

Published in co-operation with the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

ISBN 978-94-91539-01-5 | 7 vols. | bound | 253+333+261+276+240 pp.

For more information see the publishers website and their order form.

Charles Dumas (ed.)
Liber Amicorum Marijke de Kinkelder – Collegiale bijdragen over landschappen, marines en architectuur
The Hague 2013

To mark the retirement of Marijke de Kinkelder, curator of Dutch and Flemish Paintings, 17th – 18th centuries at the RKD, a group of colleagues has published a festschrift in her honour. The publication contains 37 scholarly contributions on the subject of Dutch and Flemish paintings, but also drawings and prints, by Dutch as well as foreign colleagues. The book is available in a limited edition of around 400 copies and can only be purchased through Waanders Publishers.

Privately printed | ISBN 978-94-91196-86-7 | 432 pp. | bound | €39,50

Liber Amicorum Marijke de Kinkelder can be ordered
from Erasmus Booksellers in Amsterdam