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Seventeenth-Century Foreign Insights on Dutch Art

Research Conference: 17 March - 18 March 2022

“The Envy of some, the Fear of others, and the Wonder of all their Neighbors”
Seventeenth-Century Foreign Insights on Dutch Art
The final conference of the research project:
Un siècle d’Or? Repenser la peinture hollandaise du XVIIe siècle

Conference locations

The event is free of charge but please register before 1 March on the conference website.

This conference is the last of the research project Un siècle d’Or? Repenser la peinture hollandaise du XVIIe siècle, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and led by Jan Blanc, at the University of Geneva. The conference is organized by Susanne Bartels, Jan Blanc, Angela Jager, Léonie Marquaille, Marije Osnabrugge and Lucie Rochard.


March 17, 2022 (Société des arts, salle des Abeilles)

13.00: Registration and coffee

13.30: Jan Blanc (University of Geneva): Welcome and introduction 

Session 1: Local Reaction to Dutch Immigrant Artist Communities
Chair: Susanne Bartels (University of Geneva/University of Amsterdam)

14.00: Forough Sajadi (Leiden University): Netherlandish Art and Artists in Iran in the Seventeenth Century

14.20: Sander Karst (University of Amsterdam): “As the Hollanders do at Amsterdam”: On how the British got a Thriving Arts Sector off the Ground (1660–1710)

14.40: Discussion
15.10: Coffee break

Session 2: Market and International Demand
Chair: Filip Vermeylen (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

15.30: Hans J. Van Miegroet (Duke University): Preference Formation for Dutch Art in Emerging Parisian Art Markets

15.50: Angela Jager (University of Geneva/RKD-Netherlands Institute of Art History): “Hollandske skilderien”, “Hollänska schillerier” – Importing, Collecting and Consuming Dutch Paintings in Denmark and Sweden, c. 1550–1700

16.10: Discussion
17.00: Visit to the Dutch collections of the Musée d’art et d’histoire (open to the public)
19.00: Drinks at Barocco (for conference participants only)

18 March 2022 (Musée d’art et d’histoire, Auditorium)

Session 3: Taste and Collecting
Chair: Angela Jager (University of Geneva/RKD-Netherlands Institute of Art History)

09.15: Lucie Rochard (University of Geneva/University of Lille): From Rags to Riches? The French Reception of Dutch Daily-Life Scenes and the Invention of a “goût flamand”, 1600–1750

09.35: Ewelina Bednarz (Copernicus University): Dutch Paintings in the Collection of Jan III Sobieski: King’s Dreams, Plans and Perception

09.55: Discussion
10.30: Coffee break

Session 4: Appropriation: Invention and Technique
Chair: Jan Blanc (University of Geneva)

11.00: Roman Grigoryev (Hermitage Museum/European University of St. Petersburg): Prophets and Commanders from Republic at the Tsar Service: Reception of Dutch Iconography in Late 17th-early 18th-Century Russia

11.20: Anne-Valérie Dulac (Paris Sorbonne Université): “[A]nd that from a People, that are noe great Lenders”: Edward Norgate’s Borrowings in Miniatura or the Art of Limning

11.40: Eduardo Lamas (KIK-IRPA, Brussels): The Genre Paintings by Murillo and the Dutch Tradition: An Example of Cultural Interaction

12.00: Discussion
12.30: Lunch, at Barocco (for conference participants only)

Session 5: Dutch Objects in a Global World
Chair: Sarah Moran (Utrecht University)

14.00: Benjamin Schmidt (University of Washington): The Inquisitor General and the Red-Haired Barbarians: Collecting and Desecrating Dutch Art in Early Modern Japan

14.20: Anna Grasskamp (University of St Andrews): Relayering Dutch Art: Netherlandish Surfaces in EurAsian Objects

14.40: Discussion
15.10: Coffee break

15.45: Marije Osnabrugge (University of Geneva): Presentation of the database “Visiting the Golden Age

16.15: General discussion

17.00: End of conference and drinks