15 February 2024 / The Hague

Professional printmaker and scholar Dr. Ad Stijman is the present Jacoba Lugt-Klever Fellow. This two-years fellowship (2024-25) is supported by the Fondation Custodia and the RKD. Stijmans’s research project is called A Brighter Vision: European Colour Printing 1450 to 1830. A description and regular updates about the project’s developments are presented on a special webpage.

Michelangelo, Studies of an Outstretched Right Forearm, circa 1508–1509. Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (former Koenigs Collection)

1 February 2024 / Los Angeles

The Getty Foundation is supporting 13 fully funded workshops and traveling seminars for curators of works on paper that start this spring and continue into 2025. Here’s a link to the Getty’s  announcement. See also a chronological list of all grants awarded since 2018, including projects at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.

Stijn Alsteens at the opening of the Salon du Dessin, Paris 26 March 2012

1 December 2023 / The Hague

On 1 April 2024 Stijn Alsteens will take up the position of director of the Fondation Custodia in Paris, the main sponsor of our journal. After his arthistorical studies at the Universities of Leuven and Amsterdam, Alsteens started his career at the Fondation Custodia as a curator, from 2001 to 2006, when he moved to The Metropolitan Museum’s department of Drawings and Prints for 10 years, returning to Europe in 2016 to head the department of Old Master Drawings at Christie’s in London and Paris. Belgian born and thus bilingual Dutch-French and a renowned expert of Old Master drawings with an international network, as well as a former curator very familiar with the Lugt Collection, Alsteens is ideally equipped to succeed Ger Luijten, who unexpectedly passed away on 19 December last year. We wish him and his staff much pleasure and success!

For more information, see the Fondation’s website.



18 September 2023 / The Hague

The board of Delineavit et Sculpsit is pleased to announce that Marjolein Leesberg will join our editorial team as a seventh member. Marjolein is a respected connaisseur of Old Master prints. She graduated in 1985 at Utrecht University, where she studied Art History under professor Emil Reznicek and wrote a master thesis on Karel van Mander’s paintings.

For nearly 25 years she has been actively involved in the compilation, editing and publication of an impressive number of volumes in The New Hollstein series of Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts ca. 1450-1700, including Karel van Mander (1999), The De Gheyn Family Parts I-II (2000, with Jan Piet Filedt Kok), P. Galle Parts I-IV (2001, with Manfred Sellink), The Wierix Family Parts I to XI (2003-04, with Zsuzsanna van Ruyven-Zeman), The Collaert Dynasty Parts I-VIII (2005-06, with Ann Diels), Johannes Stradanus Parts I-III (2008), Hendrick Goltzius Parts I-IV (2012) and The De Jode Dynasty Parts I-X (2018-20, parts I-IV in collaboration with the editor Peter van der Coelen, now chairman of Delineavit et Sculpsit). Presently she is working on the volumes of The De Passe Dynasty

In recent years Marjolein contributed two articles to our periodical: ‘The De Jode Dynasty: additions to the work of Gerard de Jode, Pieter de Jode I, and Pieter de Jode II’, Delineavit et Sculpsit 49 (2020), pp. 36-57, and ‘A large Collection of Excellent, Artistic, Interesting Art on Paper’. The legacy of Jan Harmensz. Muller and the print collection of Cornelis Dircksz. Cool and Cornelis Cornelisz. Cool’, Delineavit et Sculpsit 50 (2022), pp. 17-36. 

26 April 2013 / The Hague

Due to his great cultural achievements, especially in the field of art history, Charles Dumas, our former chairman (2013-21), received a royal decoration from the major of The Hague. He has been created Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau. Afterwards, during a reception his family, friends and close colleagues congratulated him. On the photo Dumas is standing next to his successor, the present chairman of the Foundation Delineavit et Sculpsit, Dr. Peter van der Coelen.