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Latest Issue of Oud Holland (132-2/3) Published

The latest double issue of Oud Holland covers seven articles, among which an analysis of the rotunda motif in Roelandt Savery’s work, a hidden satire on Oliver Cromwell, an unknown letter regarding sketches by Rubens, and a new interpretation of De Lairesse’s paintings for the Court of Appeal.

The issue also contains an article on the recent discovery of a notary deed that clarifies underexposed aspects of Jacques Jordaens’ career. This significant document, kept in the city archive in The Hague, has been discovered and analyzed by Leen Kelchtermans and Katharina Van Cauteren.

See below for the contents of this issue, for summaries of each article visit the Oud Holland website.


Štepán Vácha
The picturesque motif of the rotunda in the work of Roelandt Savery

Michiel van Groesen
Abraham Willaerts: Marine painter of Dutch Brazil and the Atlantic world

Leen Kelchtermans and Katharina Van Cauteren
Business partner in The Hague: New archival document about Jacques Jordaens

Ineke Wolf
From fox to donkey: A hidden political satire on Oliver Cromwell by Cornelis Saftleven

Paul Begheyn S.J.
An unknown letter of Daniel Seghers from 1660 regarding sketches by Peter Paul Rubens

Tim Lubbers
Art for the Court: A new interpretation of Gerard de Lairesse’s paintings for the Court of Appeal of Holland (1688-1689)

Tijana Žakula
Gerard de Lairesse in Portuguese: The Groot schilderboek in Lisbon and Rio

Oud Holland

The oldest surviving art-historical journal in the world is a Dutch periodical. Oud Holland began life in 1883 with articles on art from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance period as well as the seventeenth century. With its numerous groundbreaking contributions – from important archival finds to major art-historical discoveries – Oud Holland has established an impressive reputation for itself. For subscriptions see the RKD-website.