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Historians of Netherlandish Art (HNA) announce the publication of the inaugural issue of open-access e-Journal JHNA

Historians of Netherlandish Art, an affiliate of the College Art Association, is pleased to announce the publication of the inaugural issue of JHNA, the open-access e-Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art (

Issue 1:1 is dedicated to the late Carol Purtle, one of the founders of HNA. In crafting the first issue, the editors decided to focus on Netherlandish painting of the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, the subject of Carol’s intellectual engagement. Larry Silver, Mark Trowbridge, Laura Gelfand, and Stephen Hanley have all contributed articles
and Anne W. Lowenthal has written a tribute to Prof. Purtle.

JHNA will be publishing issues of peer-reviewed articles two times per year. These articles focus on art produced in the Netherlands (north and south) during the early modern period (c. 1400-c.1750), and in other countries and later periods as they relate to Netherlandish art. This includes studies of painting, sculpture, graphic arts, tapestry, architecture, and decoration, from the perspectives of art history, art conservation, museum studies, historiography, and collecting history.

The deadline for submission of articles for Issue 1:2 is September 1, 2009.

Table of contents, Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art 1 (2009) 1

"Editors’ Greeting"

"Introduction to Issue 1:1 – Dedication to Carol Purtle"

"Communication, Collaboration, and Collegiality: A Tribute to Carol J. Purtle"
Anne W. Lowenthal

"Optical Symbolism as Optical Description: A Case Study of Canon Van der Paele’s Spectacles"
Stephen Hanley

"Wealth and the Ruin of Nicolas Rolin’s Reputation"
Laura Gelfand

"Jerusalem Transposed: A Fifteenth-Century Panel for the Bruges Market"
Mark Trowbridge

"Jheronimus Bosch and the Issue of Origins"
Larry Silver