CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

Karen Hearn Honorary Professor, University College London in London, United Kingdom


Associate Member of CODART since 2012

Member of CODART from 1999 to 2012

Exhibitions curated since 1999

CODART publications

Selected publications


Portraying Pregnancy: from Holbein to Social Media
Karen Hearn
London (Paul Holberton Publishing) 2020


‘”Wrought with flowers and leaves”: Embroidery Depicted in Late Sixteenth- and Early Seventeenth-Century British Portraits – the Era of Rubens’
Karen Hearn
Essay in Undressing Rubens: Fashion and Painting in Seventeenth-Century Antwerp, edited by L. Nijkamp and A.D. Newman, pp. 31-46
London – Turnhout (Waterstone – Brepols) 2019


‘L’atelier londinese di Antoon van Dyck [Van Dyck’s London Studio]’
Karen Hearn
Essay in Van Dyck: Pittore di Corte, catalogue of an exhibition held in 2018 in Turin, pp. 80-99
Milan (Arthemisia Books) 2018

‘”The late K. & Q. in little”: the small-scale full-length royal portraits in the collection of Charles I and Henrietta Maria’
Online paper at the conference on Charles I: King & Collector, at Paul Mellon Centre/Royal Academy, London, 12 April 2018
Video recording available on YouTube


Cornelius Johnson
Karen Hearn
London (Paul Holberton Publishing) 2015

‘”Picture-drawer, born at Antwerp”: Migrant Artists in Jacobean London’
Karen Hearn
Essay in Painting in Britain 1500-1630: Production, Influences & Patronage, by T. Cooper, A. Bunstock, M. Howard, and E. Town, pp. 278-28
London (British Academy) 2015

‘”Neat finishing, smooth Painting, and labour in drapery”: the distinctive portrait style of Cornelis Jonson (1593-1661)’
Karen Hearn
Article in CODART eZine 7, winter 2015

‘Revising the Visage: Patches and Beauty Spots in 17th-century English and Dutch Painted Portraits’
Karen Hearn
Article in Huntington Library Quarterly, vol. 78, no.4, winter 2015/2016, pp.809-823


‘Lely and Holland’
Karen Hearn
Essay in Peter Lely: A Lyrical Vision, catalogue of an exhibition held in London in 2012, pp. 26-39
London (Paul Holberton Publishing) 2012

‘“Those Spots for Vanity”: A beauty patch revealed in a portrait by Cornelis Jonson’
Karen Hearn
Essay in Face Book: Studies on Dutch & Flemish Portraiture of the 16th-18th Centuries, pp.345-50
Leiden (Brill) 2012


‘Lady Anne Clifford’s “Great Triptych”‘
Karen Hearn
Essay in Lady Anne Clifford: Culture, Patronage and Gender in 17th-Century Britain
Edited by Karen Hearn and Lynn Hulse
Leeds 2010

‘The Painters’
Karen Hearn
Essay in The Lumley Inventory and Pedigree
Edited by Mark Evans
London 2010


‘”Saved through childbearing”: a Godly Context for Elizabethan Pregnancy Portraits’
Karen Hearn
Essay in Art Re-formed
Edited by Tara Hamling and Richard L Williams
Newcastle 2007


‘William Cavendish and the Fine Arts’
Karen Hearn
Essay in Royalist Refugees: William and Margaret Cavendish in the Rubens House 1648-1660
Edited by Ben van Beneden and Nora de Poorter
Catalogue of an exhibition in the Rubenshuis (Antwerp) in 2006
Schoten (BAI) 2006


Nathaniel Bacon: artist, gentleman and gardener
Karen Hearn
Publication accompanying an exhibition held in 2005 in London (Tate Britain)
London (Tate Publishing) 2005
ISBN 1-85437-637-3


‘Merchant Patrons for the Painter Siberechts’
Karen Hearn
Essay in City Merchants and the Arts 1670-1720
Edited by Mireille Galinou
Wetherby 2004


‘The English Career of Cornelius Johnson’
Karen Hearn
Essay in Dutch and Flemish Artists in Britain 1550-1700
Edited by E. Domela et al
Leiden (Primavera) 2003

Sir Anthony van Dyck : ‘Portrait of Sir William Killigrew’, 1638
Karen Hearn
London (Patrons of British Art, Tate Gallery) 2003


Marcus Gheeraerts II: Elizabethan artist in focus
Karen Hearn
Catalogue of an exhibition held in 2002 in London (Tate Britain) 2002
London (Tate Publishing) 2002


The art of the country house
Karen Hearn et al.
Catalogue of an exhibition held in 1998-99 in London (Tate Gallery)
London (Tate Publishing) 1998


Dynasties: painting in Tudor and Jacobean England 1530-1630
Karen Hearn
Catalogue of exhibition held in 1995 in London (Tate Gallery)