The Szépmüvészeti Múzeum in Budapest is currently preparing a collection catalogue of its Dutch and Flemish landscape paintings from the period 1600-1800. For the description of the circa 200 paintings. The publication is a collaboration between the Hungarian museum and the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History.
As part of the Szépmüvészeti Múzeum’s long-term cataloguing project, the Department of Old Master Paintings is preparing a collection catalogue of the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Dutch and Flemish landscape paintings in the collection. The project comprises about 200 landscapes, city views and marine paintings by major artists, including Jacob van Ruisdael, Aelbert Cuyp and Jan van Goyen. Detailed descriptions of works by less well-known masters, such as Abraham Begeyn and Gerrit Battem, will also be provided. The project is led by Dr. Ildikó Ember, former Head of the Old Master Painting Department. Over the next two years, the RKD will be closely involved in the preparations for this publication; Ellis Dullaart, Curator of Dutch and Flemish Old Master Painting, will be supporting the research and advising on texts.
The catalogue of landscape paintings will be the third volume of the series Old Masters’ Gallery Catalogues. Dutch and Flemish Paintings 1600-1800. The first volume concerned portraits and the second part covered still lifes, both were published in 2011.