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New Issue of Simiolus (vol. 43, nr. 4) Published

The lastest issue of Simiolus has appeared. It includes contributions on the introduction of Italian Renaissance sculpture in Flanders, and a paper on the main source of the captions beneath Bruegel’s prints of the Virtues and Vices. Arjan de Koomen offers an explanation for the presence of the figure of Atlas on Amsterdam’s Baroque Town Hall, and Jonathan Bikker reconsiders a recent interpretation of a series of paintings by Ferdinand Bol. The issue also marks the stepping down of Peter Hecht as its editor-in-chief – Ruben Suykerbuyk will succeed him in this position.

Peter Hecht
An editorial, a short history of Simiolus and a farewell

Géraldine Patigny and Grégoire Extermann
The Count of Boussu’s Genoese fountain: a work by Niccolò da Corte, Gian Giacomo and Guglielmo della Porta rediscovered in Brussels

Maarten Bassens
A word on the origins and significance of the Latin captions on Bruegel’s prints of the Vices and the Virtues

Arjan de Koomen
The Atlas on Amsterdam’s Town Hall: the interpretation of a “meaningless bearer of the heavens”

Jonathan Bikker
Ferdinand Bol’s series for an Utrecht interior reconsidered

Louis van Tilborgh
Van Gogh, Gauguin and Rembrandt: on chairs, portraits and poetry

Esmée Quodbach
A forgotten episode from America’s history of collecting: the rise and fall of art dealer Leo Nardus, 1894-1908

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