Netherlands Yearbook for History of Art (NKJ 69) Now Available

Volume 69 (2019) of the Netherlands Yearbook for History of Art appeared. This volume is titled Connoisseurship and the Knowledge of Art.

Connoisseurship – once foundational, then controversial, and currently critically reconsidered – is fundamentally about knowledge. Focusing on the distinctive history of the connoisseurship of Netherlandish art, this volume investigates early modern connoisseurship as revealed through pictorial practice, texts, and pictures featuring art lovers. An interplay between possessing and knowing about art emerges in the collecting of Chinese porcelain in the eighteenth century. With the professionalization of art criticism in the nineteenth century, Rembrandt’s art becomes a locus of scrutiny. In the twentieth century, the introduction of scientific data complicates the art historian’s expertise, whereas the case of Mondrian shows how modernist criticism and connoisseurship are intricately interwoven. Finally, persisting tensions between connoisseurship, authorship, and the market are brought to the fore.

Netherlands Yearbook for History of Art / Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek 69 (2019)

Table of Contents
H. Perry Chapman, Thijs Weststeijn
Connoisseurship as knowledge. An introduction

E. Melanie Gifford
Pieter Bruegel’s afterlife. A visual metaphor in seventeenth-century landscape

Jan Blanc
Mettre des mots sur l’art. Peintres et connaisseurs dans la théorie de l’art française et néerlandaise du XVIIe siècle

Alexander Marr
Ingenuity and discernment in The cabinet of Cornelis van der Geest (1628)

Tiarna Doherty
Painting connoisseurship. Liefhebbers in the studio

Angela Ho
Exotic and exclusive. The Pronk porcelain as products for the connoisseur

Antoinette Friedenthal
John Smith’s Rembrandt research project. An art dealer establishes the first catalogue raisonné of the paintings (1836)

Catherine B. Scallen
Rembrandt print connoisseurship, Sir Francis Seymour Haden, and the etching revival of the nineteenth century

Suzanne Laemers
In de voetsporen van Max Friedländer. Een pleidooi voor het kennerschap aan de hand van het Werlaltaarstuk

Marek Wieczorek
Greenberg’s connoisseurship in Mondrian’s space

Anne-Sophie V.E. Radermecker
The market reception of ‘new connoisseurship’. The impact of recent advances in art scholarship on the selling and buying of early Flemish paintings

More details can be found on Brill’s website.