The Klassik Stiftung Weimar holds an extensive collection of Dutch and Flemish drawings from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. As part of the research project “Connoisseurship Today,” the collection of over 1,500 drawings was made accessible to scholars for the first time.
The catalogue includes significant collections of works, including drawings by Lucas van Leyden, Dirck Vellert, Roelant Savery and Rembrandt, to illustrate the richness of the Weimar collection, which can be traced back in large part to Johann Wolfgang Goethe’s passion for collecting. The book focuses on the collaboration of traditional stylistic criticism and scientific material analysis. Eleven case studies demonstrate the necessity of a methodical reorientation of connoisseurship. A key focus of the research is the large body of drawings by Rembrandt and his students, which is systematically examined for the first time in terms of the drawing materials and papers used.
Die Sammlung der niederländischen Zeichnungen in Weimar. Ein Handbuch
Thomas Ketelsen and Oliver Hahn
hardcover, 312 pp.
351 ills. (mostly in color)
Dresden (Sandstein Verlag) December 2022
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