Steffen Heiberg, Badeloch Noldus and Mikael Bøgh Rasmussen
From the museum website
The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle will now run the first exhibition ever on the man behind one of the most famous portraits in the museum’s collection: the portrait of King Christian IV of c. 1614. The portrait shows the self-confident young king at the apogee of his life. Brilliantly painted, the picture has kept its radiance throughout the centuries. The artist’s name is Pieter Isaacsz (1568-1625), who was counted amongst the foremost painters of his time.
Pieter Isaacsz, King Christian IV, c. 1614.
Pieter Isaacsz, detail of Family portrait, 1609.
Jacob was only six years old when his portrait was painted by his uncle Pieter Isaacsz. His uncle made the painting when he visited Elsinore, where Jacob lived together with his family.
At the exhibition, a wide selection of Pieter Isaacsz’s work will be on display, including a seventeen feet wide group portrait, several mythological drawings and allegorical pictures as work by his masters and pupils, amongst them the famous Hendrick Avercamp. The art works stem from the Frederiksborg Castle Collection as from other collections, including Musée du Louvre, Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and Kunstmuseum Basel, mapping Pieter Isaacsz as the artist of many merits he was, while at the same time giving a unique insight into Northern European relations in art around 1600.
Pieter Isaacsz (1568-1625): court painter, art dealer and spy
Edited by Badeloch Noldus and Juliette Roding
Book accompanying exhibition held in 2007 in Frederiksborg (Museum of National History)
Turnhout (Brepols) 2007
Court culture during the reign of Christian IV
Sebastian Olden Jørgensen
Pieter Isaacsz, pupil of the “artistic, sensible Mr Cornelis Ketel”
Pieter Isaacsz in the company of Hans von Aachen
Pieter Isaacsz and art on paper: drawings and prints after his designs
The birth of an artists’ quarter: Pieter Isaacsz’s Amsterdam years
S.A.C. Dudok van Heel
Pieters Isaacsz’s group portrait civic guardsmen of the Company of Captain Jacob Gerritsz Hoyngh and Lieutenant Appelman
An allegory of mystery: Pieter Isaacsz and Rudolfine aesthetics
A matter of style: characterizing Pieter Isaacsz as a painter
Eric Domela Nieuwenhuis
The Isaacsz family: constant travellers between Holland and Denmark
Maiestatis regiae pictor – Pieter Isaacsz, portrait painter by appointment to His Majesty
Mikael Bøgh Rasmussen
Pieter Isaacsz’s other life: legal and illegal
Christian IV’s private oratory in Frederiksborg Castle Chapel: reconstruction and interpretation
The seven ages of man: the decorative scheme for the Great Hall at Rosenborg Castle
Hannemarie Ragn Jensen
Adriaen van Nieulandt: Pieter Isaacsz’s versatile pupil
Art and the staging of images of power – Christian IV and pictorial art
Parentela of the family of Pieter Isaacsz
S.A.C. Dudok van Heel
Index of personal names
Index of places