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Latest Issue of Oud Holland Published

The latest issue of Oud Holland presents four seventeenth- and eighteenth-century topics.

Ebeltje Hartkamp-Jonxis discusses a little-known eighteenth-century example of personalized Asian export art: Indian chintzes with Dutch coats of arms. She also analyzes their striking transcultural decoration in the context of other Asian luxury products.

Leen Kelchtermans and Katharina Van Cauteren found new archival documents that expose Jacques Jordaens’ strong bond with The Hague and Voorburg. They also reveal new insights about the oeuvre of the Antwerp born artist, and identify the sitters of Jordaens’ striking group portrait from ca. 1654 (Hermitage).

Legal historians Dave De ruysscher and Cornelis M. in ’t Veld re-examine Rembrandt’s insolvency. Unlike previous research, they argue that the legal dealings of the artist did not go beyond the norms for his day. In fact, he was well aware of the rules and laws of the time.

Eric Bielen reveals new biographical information about Hendrick De Somer. The painter was born in Lokeren but moved to Naples for his artistic career. In the context of these archival finds, a rediscovered painting by De Somer is brought to the fore.


Erik Bielen – Contribution to the biography of Hendrick De Somer (1602-after 1655): A seventeenth-century Neapolitan painter from Lokeren

Dave De ruysscher & Cornelis M. in ’t Veld – Rembrandt’s insolvency: The artist as legal actor

Leen Kelchtermans & Katharina Van Cauteren – Jacques Jordaens as family man: New information about the painter and his family in The Hague

Ebeltje Hartkamp-Jonxis – Indian chintzes with Dutch coats of arms (1725-1750)

Oud Holland 134 (2021) 1

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.