Ingrid Ciulisová’s Catalogue of 16th-Century Netherlandish Paintings in Slovak Art Collections Has Been Published
CODART is pleased to let you know that our member Ingrid Ciulisová has completed and published a catalogue of the holdings in Netherlandish art of the 16th century in Slovak collections. She kindly acknowledges in her preface the invaluable help of the CODART network in answering research questions and solving practical problems that arose in the course of her work.
The purpose of this book is draw attention to little known or unknown Netherlandish paintings of the 16th century preserved in Slovak art collections. In the foreword the author gives an overview of the history of art collecting within present day Slovakia. The remarkable art collections of Prince Albert, Duke of Sachsen-Teschen, Count János Pálffy, Enea Grazioso Lanfranconi and Baron Raoul Kuffner, among others, are treated here in detail. The collection of 31 paintings is examined in the form of a scholaly catalogue. The author gives carefully formulated assessments about the provenance, iconography, attribution and the date of every work. Moreover, a useful survey of the opinions given in earlier publications, many of them inaccessible due to the language barrier, is included. The paintings by Colijn de Coter, Albrecht Bouts, Gillis Coignet and the fine paintings by Lucas, Marten, Frederik and Gillis Valckenborch for example, are comprehensively presented to the reader. Indubitably, art professionals will welcome the publication as a valuable reference handbook. The book will also be very useful to visitors to the Slovak galleries and museums.
Paintings of the 16th-century Netherlandish masters: Slovak art collections
Expert editors: Lorne Campbell, Rudi Ekkart
Reviewed by: Olga Kotková, Zsuzsa Urbach
Catalogue raisonné of holdings in various public museums in the Slovak Republic
216 pp., 22 x 16cm., 46 illustrations in black and white and 1 in color
Bratislava (Publishing House of the Slovak Academy of Sciences VEDA) 2006, with the support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation
VEDA, the publishing house of SAS