CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

Art dealers and their networks: the dissemination of Netherlandish painting during the Ancien Régime

symposium: 29 November 2003

From a posting by HNA, 24 July 2003

This international conference seeks to present a status quaestionis concerning the dissemination of Flemish and Dutch painting during the period 1500-1800, and specifically, the role art dealers have played in this process. The symposium will take place at the Rubenianum (Antwerp) on Saturday 29 November 2003.


Filip Vermeylen and Hans Vlieghe


Bruno Blondé and Arnout Balis


Hans Vlieghe

Welcome and introduction

Neil De Marchi and Hans Van Miegroet

Value in context: the price of paintings and painters in 15th-century Florence and Bruges

Joost Van der Auwera

All in the family: Abraham Janssen (1571/75-Antwerp 1632) and his relations in the Antwerp art trade

Filip Vermeylen

Rubens for sale: auctions in Antwerp during the 17th and 18th centuries

Marten Jan Bok

Trading art within the Low Countries: an overview

John Michael Montias

Further remarks on Dutch dealers

Koenraad Jonckheere

Providing courts with art: the role of the Amsterdam merchant Jan van Beuningen (1667-1720) as diplomat and art dealer

Ewa Manikowska

Two markets compared: buying pictures in Italy and in German and Dutch cities during the second half of the 18th century

Michael North

Flemish paintings on the German art market in the 18th century

Wim Smit

Concluding remarks


Admission is free. Register by contacting Filip Vermeylen