The latest issue of Simiolus contains new information on the male model in the Arnolfini Portrait. The author argues that the sitter is definitely not Giovanni di Arrigo Arnolfini, but his elder nephew Giannino di Nicolao Arnolfini.
Among the other papers in this issue is a contribution by Frans Grijzenhout on the identity of the family in Adriaen van Ostade’s Family Portrait in the Louvre, which he has recognized as the family Van den Heuvel — a well-documented family of art-loving Flemish emigrants who were also painted by Frans Hals.
‘Finalizing the case for Giannino Arnolfini: new information about the sitter in the Arnolfini portrait and his relation to Van Eyck’
Ilja M. Veldman
‘Maarten van Heemskerck’s two portraits of women spinning’
‘Adriaen van Ostade, Frans Hals, and the art-loving Van den Heuvel family’
Ankie de Jongh-Vermeulen
‘Machine Art: how Domela gained ground on the American modern art circuit in 1935/36’
Simiolus Netherlands quarterly for the history of art
Simiolus is an English-language journal devoted to the history of Dutch and Flemish art of the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries, with occasional forays into more recent periods and other schools. Simiolus is published as a quarterly by the Stichting Nederlandse Kunsthistorische Publicaties. For subscriptions visit www.simiolus.nl