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Second Issue of the Jordaens Van Dyck Journal Appeared

The Jordaens Van Dyck Panel Paintings Project, a multidisciplinary research project founded by CODART members Joost Vander Auwera and Justin Davies, published the second issue of its Jordaens Van Dyck Journal: an open access journal dedicated to the project’s research on panel paintings by Jacob Jordaens and Anthony Van Dyck.

The December issue of the four-part series demonstrates how a combination of dendrochronology, panel analysis, archival research and connoisseurship can yield significant art historical results and new discoveries about Van Dyck, Jordaens and Flemish Old Master paintings. New findings include the discovery of new documents relating to a historic court case in which Van Dyck’s contemporaries gave evidence in a dispute about the authorship of an Apostles series attributed to Van Dyck, as well as a reconstruction of the enlargement of Jordaens’s Adoration of the Shepherds in Bristol, and the re-attribution of a portrait of a widow in the Fitzwilliam Museum from Van Dyck to Jordaens.


Jordaens Van Dyck Journal 2

Ingrid Moortgat
Close family and guild ties: the Gabron dynasty of panel makers in seventeenth-century Antwerp

Justin Davies
Van Dyck’s use of panels made by the Gabron family: occurrences and new findings

Joost Vander Auwera
The 1660–1661 Antwerp court case about a series of Van Dyck’s Apostles: two new documents and some reflections on the course of justice and the potential for new discoveries

Joost Vander Auwera
The 1660–1661 court case on the Apostles series by Van Dyck: A Who’s Who of the Antwerp artistic scene in the post-Rubens and post-Van Dyck era

Andrea Seim
The Remigius van Leemput series in the Royal Collection: its importance for dating small panels

Justin Davies
The impact of JVDPPP’s dendrochronological findings for the dating and attribution of the small panels related to Van Dyck’s Iconography

Justin Davies
Anthony Van Dyck, his panels and panel makers: identifications and patterns

Joost Vander Auwera
Jordaens’s re-use and enlargement of panels in light of the studio practices and art theory of his day: the example of The Adoration of the Shepherds in Bristol

Justin Davies
The Adoration of the Shepherds: now found to have hung in Jordaens’s house in Antwerp

Alexis Merle du Bourg and Rafaella Besta
Reflections on the history of Van Dyck’s “Böhler Apostles”

Joost Vander Auwera
An Old Woman in the Fitzwilliam Museum: Jordaens not Van Dyck

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