8 November 2021 / The Hague

With sadness we have learned of the demise of Dr. Jacob Bolten at the age of 87. As chief curator of the Print Room of Leiden University, Jaap was the initiator and co-founder of our journal Delineavit et Sculpsit in 1989, and subsequently chaired its foundation for many years until 2012. He was also responsible for the design and layout of the first 35 issues. For 23 years he was the driving force behind our journal and we are forever grateful to him for this.

After his graduation at the University of Groningen in 1965 Jaap was curator at the Groninger Museum for a year, soon moving to Leiden University in 1966, where he became lecturer at the Institute of Art History and chief curator of the Print Room. In 1990 he was appointed extraordinary professor in the History of the Graphic Arts. He retired from both positions in 1999, but continued his personal research.

In 1979 Jaap received his PhD with his thesis Het Noord en Zuid- Nederlandse tekenboek 1600-1750 (1979), which was republished in an extended English edition in 1985: Method and Practice. Dutch and Flemish Drawing Books 1600-1750. In 1999 he published Dutch Bank Note Design 1814-2002. A Compendium. He is best known for his magnum opus, the two-volume oeuvre catalogue Abraham Bloemaert c. 1565-1651. The drawings (2007).

The editorial board of Delineavit et Sculpsit on 22 February 1995,
from left to right: Jef Schaeps, Janno van Tatenhove, Thera Folmer-von Oven, Charles Dumas, Albert Elen, Jaap Bolten, Robert-Jan te Rijdt

28 May 2021 / The Hague

The Editorial Board is pleased to announce that Dr. Daan van Heesch has joined our team as the sixth member. The rejuvenation of the board is now accomplished. Daan is Head of Prints and Drawings at KBR (Royal Library of Belgium) in Brussels, and the first ‘foreign’ member of the editiorial board. He is specialized in early Netherlandish art and has received his PhD in 2019 with a thesis on the cross-cultural receptions of Hieronymus Bosch in the Habsburg world (1500-1700). One of his first publications was actually in our periodical: ‘New Evidence on Pieter Huys as a Draughtsman and Designer of Prints’, Delineavit et Sculpsit 37 (2014), pp. 2-11.

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1 May 2021 / The Hague

Issue 48 (April 2021) is the last issue published by the old editorial board. On 1 May Charles Dumas, Robert Jan te Rijdt and Thera Folmer-von Oven step down after 30 years. The editorial board had already been rejuvenated in 2018-19 with P&D professionals of a younger generation: Marleen Ram, Jan de Klerk and Dr. Joyce Zelen. Consideration is being given to appointing another young editor.

As of 1 April septuagenarians Charles Dumas and Thera Folmer-von Oven stepped down as chair and vice-chair of the Delineavit et Sculpsit Foundation after 8 and 21 years, respectively. The new chairman is Dr. Peter van der Coelen, Curator of Prints in the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, who has been a member of the editorial board since 2007.

The three former editorial board members and chairs are thanked for their many years of volunteer service!

1 November 2020 / Utrecht

The Association of Dutch Art Historians (VNK) has bestowed Dr. Joyce Zelen with the prestigious Jan van Gelder Prize for her PhD thesis Blinded by Curiosity: The Collector-Dealer Hadriaan Beverland (1650-1716) and His Radical Approach to the Printed Image, which she defended at Radboud University, Nijmegen, in 2019. This biannual prize is awarded to a young and promising art historian as an incentive to further pursue his or her career. For more information (in Dutch), including the jury’s report, see the VNK website.
We are proud to say the prize winner is a co-editor of our periodical Delineavit et Sculpsit. Congratulations Joyce!

9 September 2020 / Rotterdam

The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is seeking a Curator of Drawings (1400-2000), as a successor to senior curator of P&D Dr. Albert Elen, who will retire in the Spring of 2021. It is one of three vacancies for curators at the Rotterdam museum. 

See the job description on the museum’s website for more information and to apply. The deadline for applications is 28 September 2020.