Dr. Albert J. Elen Senior Curator of Drawings and Prints, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Information

Member of CODART since 2001

Exhibitions curated since 1999

Selected publications

2014

Bosch to Bloemaert. Early Netherlandish Drawings in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Yvonne Bleyerveld, Albert J. Elen, Judith Niessen (a.o.)
Catalogue of an exhibition held in 2014 in Paris (Fondation Custodia), 2014-15 in Rotterdam (Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen) and in 2017 in Washington (The National Gallery of Art)
Paris (Fondation Custodia), Rotterdam (Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen), Washington (The National Gallery of Art), Paris 2014

2013

‘Verfraaide Gooise topografie. De standerdkorenmolen van Huizen getekend in 1815 door Daniël Kerkhoff en Jan Hulswit’
Article in Liber Amicorum Marijke de Kinkelder, pp. 133-140
Edited by Charles Dumas
The Hague 2013

2012

‘Additions to Willem van Mieris’s Rape of Lucretia: An Example of the Artist’s Working Methods’
Article in Master Drawings 50/4 (2012), pp. 533-538

‘Odyssey’
Entries in Stradanus (1523-1605), Court Artist of the Medici, pp. 331-335, nos. 133-136
Eidted by A. Baroni and M. Sellink
Turnhout 2012

2011

‘Brieven van de jonge Willem van Mieris met ‘ruwe schetsen’ van schilderijen’
Article in Liber Amicorum Dorine van Sasse van Ysselt, pp. 133-144
Edited by Charles Dumas
Den Haag (Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie) 2011

‘A Gifted and Practical Draughtsman: Creativity and Utility in the Working Process’
Essay in The Bloemaert Effect. Colour and Composition in the Golden Age, pp. 31-38
Catalogue of an exhibition held in Utrecht (Centraal Museum) and Schwerin (Staatliches Museum) 2011-2012

2009

‘Willem van Mieris and His First Model: Agneta Chapman as the Morgan Flora’
Article in Master Drawings 47/4 (2009), pp. 464-467

2008

‘Jaques Saverij il Vecchio, Paesaggio boschivo con caccia al cervo’
Entry in Fiamminghi e olandesi a Firenze. Disegni dalle collezioni degli Uffizi (Cataloghi, vol. 96), pp. 37-39, no. 19
Catalogue of an exhibition in Florence (Gabinetto disegni e stampe degli Uffizi) 2008

2007

‘Joannes Stradanus, The Cyclops Polyphemus blinded by Ulysses and his companions’
Article in In Arte Venustas. Studies on drawings in honour of Terez Gerszi, no. 31, pp. 105-106
Budapest 2007

2006

‘A watermill in Gelderland depicted by Jan Hulswit in 1809
Article in Master Drawings 44/1 (2006), pp. 69-76

‘Complete serie tekeningen van de Twaalf Maanden. Hans Bol (Mechelen 1534-1593 Amsterdam)’
(with Peter van der Coelen)
Article in Bulletin van de Vereniging Rembrandt 16/1 (voorjaar 2006), pp. 13-16

‘Een Amsterdamse binnenplaats uitgebeeld door Hulswit, Kerkhoff en Lamberts’
Article in Maandblad Amstelodamum 93/2 (2006), pp. 14-24

2005

‘Twee schilderijen van Jan Hulswit voor het Koninklijk Museum’
Article in Bulletin van het Rijksmuseum 53/3 (2005), pp. 316-321, 366 [and 53/4, p. 480]

2005

Rembrandt in Rotterdam: tekeningen van Rembrandt en zijn kring / Drawings by Rembrandt and his circle in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Albert Elen
Collection catalogue, also catalogue of exhibition held in 2005-06 in Rotterdam (Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen) and in 2006 in Istanbul (Pera Museum)
Unpaginated [148 pp.], 33 cm.
Rotterdam (Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen) 2005
ISBN 90-6918-212-2

2001

‘Willem van Mieris: Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife (Genesis 39:12); Joseph interpreting the Pharaoh’s Dream (Genesis 41:25-32)’
Entry in Northern European Old Master Drawings and Oil Sketches, no. 59, pp. 138-141
New York/Paris (Haboldt & Co.) 2001-2002

1995

‘Ongemeen uitvoerig op Perkament met sapverven behandeld’. De gekleurde tekeningen van Willem van Mieris uit de collectie Willem Witsen’
Article in Delineavit et Sculpsit 15 (1995), pp. 1-24

‘De voortekeningen voor de vaasreliëfs van Willem van Mieris’
Article in Oud Holland 109/4 (1995), pp. 201-216

1989

Missing Old Master drawings from the Franz Koenigs collection claimed by the State of The Netherlands
Albert Elen
Essay on and catalogue raisonné of drawings missing from the  Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen since the Second World War. As emerged later, they have been preserved since the war in the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow
280 pp., 28 cm.
The Hague (Rijksdienst Beeldende Kunst and SDU) 1989
ISBN 90-12-06016-8

1987

‘Met Eenigen Verandering naar ‘t Leeven’, compositionele herhaling met variaties in het tekenkunstig oeuvre van Jan Hulswit (1766-1822)’
Article in Leids Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek 4 (Achttiende-eeuwse kunst in de Nederlanden) (1987), pp. 241-268