Volume 72 (2024) of the Netherlands Yearbook for History of Art appeared and is titled Art and Death in The Netherlands 1400-1800
In premodern times, death was a more visible phenomenon than now owing to the ways in which dying and the subsequent phases of burial, bereavement, and remembrance were collectively experienced and publicly performed, and commemorated in objects and monuments. This volume of the Netherlands Yearbook for History of Art offers a diverse collection of essays on works of art, permanent or ephemeral, related to dying and cultural experiences of death, interment, and memorialisation in the Low Countries and its diaspora, from the late Middle Ages to the eighteenth century. Topics range from the tomb of Philip the Bold to the funeral of Rembrandt and the death of enslaved bodies deprived of representation.
Netherlands Yearbook for History of Art / Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek 72 (2022)
Table of Contents
Bart Ramakers and Edward H. Wouk.
Art and death in the Netherlands. An introduction
Mourning and non-ordered religious behaviour in the tombs of Philip the Bold, John the Fearless and Margaret of Bavaria
Vanitas and trompe-l’œil. Pictorial illusion as a visual strategy of the memento mori
Encountering Adam and Eve at the Apocalypse. Violence, sensuality, and hope in the Rockox Last Judgment
Death on display. Execution prints on the eve of the Dutch Revolt
Embodying the Catholic faith. Posthumous portraits of Catholic priests in the Dutch Republic during the seventeenth century
Materia mortis. The role of materials in the visualisation of death in early modern Netherlandish funeral monuments
The stones and the crown. Or the triumphant death throes in the Martyrdom of Saint Stephen by Rubens
Stephanie S. Dickey
Ars longa vita brevis. Rembrandt’s death and the status of the artist in late seventeenth-century Amsterdam
Amy Knight Powell
Life and death according to the ‘episteme’ of the fort. A picture of the slave trader Dirck Wilre in Elmina, 1669
Mirrors of the good death. The choir funerary monuments of Ghent’s bishops
Anna Lisa Schwartz
Mourning the Prince of Orange. The death and funeral of the hereditary stadtholder Willem IV (1711-1751)
Volume Editors: Bart Ramakers and Edward H. Wouk
More details can be found on Brill’s website.