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Dr. David de Witt Senior Curator, Museum Rembrandthuis in Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Member of CODART since 2001

Exhibitions curated since 1999

CODART publications

Sabine Pénot, Leonore van Sloten and David de Witt, “Samuel van Hoogstraten: A Collaborative Project”, CODARTfeatures, June 2022.

Dr. David de Witt, “The Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario, Canada”, CODARTfeatures, October 2013.

Selected publications

Books and Exhibition Catalogues:

Abraham van Dijck 1635-1680: Life and Work of a Late Rembrandt Pupil, Zwolle, W Books, 2020

The Bader Collection: European Paintings, collection catalogue, Kingston, The Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 2014

The Bader Collection I: Dutch and Flemish Paintings, collection catalogue, Kingston, The Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 2008

Jan van Noordt: Painter of History and Portraits in Amsterdam, Kingston and Montreal, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2007

With Laurie Winters and Mary Weaver Chapin, Rembrandt and his Time: Selected Paintings, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Art Museum, 2005

Gift of Genius: A Rembrandt for Kingston, Kingston, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 2003

Hendrick J. Horn, with the assistance of David A. de Witt: The Golden Age Revisited; Arnold Houbraken and The Great Theatre, 2 vols., Doornspijk, Davaco, The Netherlands, 2001


“The Centurion Cornelius and the oeuvre of Heyman Dullaert,” Kroniek van het Rembrandthuis 2020, pp. 79-92  DOI:10.48296/KVHR2020.04

“Jacobus Leveck and Rembrandt’s Studio: An Old Woman Plucking Fowl,” in: Connoisseurship. Essays in Honour of Fred G. Meijer. ed. Charles Dumas et al., Leiden, Primavera Pers, 2020, pp. 359-364

“A Genre Drawing by Philips Koninck,” in: Rethinking Renaissance Drawings. Essays in Honour of David McTavish, Una D’Elia, ed., Kingston and Montreal, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016, pp. 278-285

“Rembrandt and the Climate of Religious Conflict in the 1620s,” Rembrandt – Wissenschaft auf der Suche, Jahrbuch der Berliner Museen, Beiheft (Supplement) 2009, pp. 17-24

“Abraham van den Tempel (1622/3 – 1672) as a Draughtsman,” Oud Holland 119, no. 4, 2006, pp. 164-196

“‘…a coarse rugged way of Painting…’ and other observations relating to Rembrandt’s Head of an Old Man in a Cap in Kingston,” in: Rembrandt 2006: Essays, ed. Michiel Roscam Abbing, vol. 1, Leiden, Foleor Publishers, 2006, pp. 77-87

“The Scholar by Candlelight and Rembrandt’s Early Transition,” in: Collected Opinions: Essays on Netherlandish Art in Honour of Alfred Bader, eds. Volker Manuth and Axel Rüger, London, Paul Holberton, 2004, pp. 262-277

“Aert de Gelder, Jan Steen, and Houbraken’s `Perfect Picture’,” in: Rembrandt and Dutch History Painting in the 17th Century, proceedings of a symposium, ed. Akira Kofuku, Tokyo, National Museum of Western Art, 2004, pp. 85-94

With Robert Schillemans, “Theodorus Ferreris,” entry in: Saur Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, vol. 39, pp. 86-87

“Donation and Transformation. The Bader Collection at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre,” MUSE, July – August 2002, pp. 35-41

“A Scene from Cervantes in the Stadholder’s Collection,” Oud Holland 113, no. 4, 1999, pp. 181-186

“The 1859 Competition for Canada’s Parliament Buildings, `The Builder,’ and Periodical Publicity,” Bulletin of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada 21, no. 4, December 1996, pp. 107-111


Review of Reinier Baarsen, Robert-Jan te Rijdt and Frits Scholten, Netherlandish art in the Rijksmuseum 1700-1800, Zwolle (Waanders Uitgevers) 2006, in: sehepunkte 8 (2008), No. 11 [15.11.2008], Full text

Review of: Görel Cavalli-Björkmann, with contributions by Carina Fryklund, Karin Sidén, and others, Dutch and Flemish Paintings II: Dutch Paintings c.1600-c.1800, Stockholm: Nationalmuseum, 2005, in: HNA Newsletter 25, 1, 2008, pp. 24-25

Review of: Mirjam Neumeister, in collaboration with Christiane Haeseler, Holländische Gemälde im Städel 1550-1800. Vol. 1: Künstler geboren bis 1615, Petersburg/Frankfurt: Michael Imhoff Verlag, 2005, in: HNA Newsletter 24, 1, 2007, pp. 24-25

Review of: Dennis Weller, Jan Miense Molenaer, Painter of the Dutch Golden Age, exhibition catalogue Raleigh, North Carolina Museum of Art, 2003, in: MUSE 21/6, November-December 2003, p. 47

Review of: Art History and its Institutions: Foundations of a Discipline, ed. Elizabeth Mansfield, New York, Routledge, in: MUSE, March-April 2003, p. 47

Contributions to Exhibition Catalogues:

4 entries for paintings in: Jan Lievens: a Dutch Master Rediscovered, Washington, National Gallery of Art; Milwaukee, Milwaukee Art Museum; Amsterdam, Rembrandt House Museum, 2008-2009, pp. 88-89, 122-123, 128-129, 132-133

2 entries for paintings in: Jacob Adriaensz Backer (1608/9 – 1651): Rembrandts tegenpool, Amsterdam, Rembrandt House Museum; Aachen, Suermondt-Ludwig Museum, 2008-2009, pp. 112-113, 130-131

5 entries for paintings in: Rembrandt: Genie auf der Suche, Berlin, Gemäldegalerie Staatliche Museen Berlin, 2006, pp. 252-253, 260-261, 344-345, 380-381, 402-403

2 entries for paintings in: Rembrandt’s Mother: Myth or Reality?, Leiden, Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal, 2005-2006, pp. 92-93, 126-127

“The Scholarly Afterlife of the Saint in Dutch Art,” in: Wisdom, Knowledge and Magic; The Image of the Scholar in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art, exhibition catalogue, Kingston Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 25 October 1996-13 April 1997, pp. 11-12; also 4 entries for paintings: pp. 42-43, 56, 62-65

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