Teylers Museum in Haarlem has published a new catalogue dedicated to Teylers collection of sixteenth century drawings. The catalogue describes 257 Netherlandish drawings by artists born before 1581. The most important group consists of no fewer than 125 sheets by Hendrick Goltzius; nowhere else in the world there are so many of his drawings. Other artists represented in the collection are Jacques de Gheyn II (fourteen drawings), Johannes Stradanus and Abraham Bloemaert, Jacob Matham, David Vinckboons, Lambert Lombard, Mathijs and Paul Bril, Karel van Mander, Roelandt Savery, Maerten de Vos, Dick Crabeth, Frans Floris, Pieter Aertsen, Pieter Cornelisz Kunst, Jan Swart and Pieter Coecke van Aelst,
The publication is part of a series in which previously books were published on Italian drawings of the 15th and 16th century, and on Dutch drawings dating from 1575-1630 and 1740-1800. The texts are written by Ilja M. Veldman, Yvonne Bleyerveld, Michiel Plomp and Bert Schepers.
To celebrate the new catalogue, the museum is showing highlights of its collection in the exhibition Renaissance in Teylers Museum until 8 January 2017.
The Netherlandish Drawings of the 16th Century in Teylers Museum
Yvonne Bleyerveld and Ilja M. Veldman
296 pp. and ca. 250 color illustrations
Leiden (Primavera Pers) 2016