Matthias Ubl, junior curator of early Dutch and German painting at the Rijksmuseum, has published his book on the Braunschweiger Monogrammist. Besides various complementing essays, it includes a catalog of all works by the anonymous Netherlandish master who is named after a monogrammed painting in the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum.
Der Braunschweiger Monogrammist. Wegbereiter der niederländischen Genremalerei vor Bruegel
448 pp., 24 x 30 cm, 463 illustrations and 85 in B&W, hardcover
Rijksmuseum (Michael Imhof) 2014
ISBN 978-3-7319-0030-6 (in German)
Information from the publisher’s website
Der Braunschweiger Monogrammist – the Brunswick Monogrammist – is the dissertation of Rijksmuseum curator Matthias Ubl. It covers the entire known oeuvre of the painter who derives his name from a work in the collection of the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum in Brunswick. This artist was a key figure in Antwerp in the second quarter of the 16th Century, whose work influenced the development of genre and landscape painting. The core of his work consists of ten paintings, including landscapes and brothel scenes, a genre of which he is the inventor. His Ecce Homo is in the collection of the Rijksmuseum. In addition there are about 50 workshop pieces and copies, complementing and refining our image of the artist. A historiographical essay gives an overview of the study of the painter. Other essays deal with the results of material-technical research and analyze his narrative technique, iconography, workshop and collaboration with other artists. In addition, the book includes a catalog and images of all works. This lavishly illustrated book is indispensable for anyone who is professionally involved with Early Netherlandish painting and will remain to be the standard work on this intriguing artist for many years to come.