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New issue of the JHNA, Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art (vol. 5:1) appears

Historians of Netherlandish Art is pleased to announce the publication of the Winter 2013 issue of the open-access, refereed e-journal JHNA, Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art (

Table of Contents, vol. 5:1


Sally Whitman Coleman,
“Hans Memling’s Scenes from the Advent and Triumph of Christ and the Discourse of Revelation.”
The article discusses an early panoramic landscape Simultanbild that has perplexed art historians for years.

Matthijs Ilsink, Monica Marchesi,
“A Needlework by Philips van den Bossche (fl.1604-1615).”
Published here for the first time is the single needle work securely attributed to Rudolf II’s embroiderer, a “needle painting” that gives insight into Van den Bossche’s embroidered oeuvre.

Elizabeth Sutton,
“Possessing Brazil in Print, 1630-54.”
The article analyzes the maps of Brazil published during the tenure of the Dutch Republic’s possession of the territory (1630–54), many of which share common features demonstrating how existing conventions were used by publishers to convey Dutch ownership.

Translations and Introduction:

Tom van der Molen,
“Introduction to D. C. Meijer, Jr., “The Amsterdam Civic Guard Portraits within and outside the New Rijksmuseum”

D. C. Meijer Jr., “The Amsterdam Civic Guard Portraits within and outside the New Rijksmuseum, Pt. I and II”

G. Schaep, “The Paintings in the Three Civic Guard Halls in Amsterdam, Written by G. Schaep, 1653”

Tom van der Molen has translated the first installments of a five-part article by D.C.Meijer, Jr. published in Oud Holland (1885-1889). This “critical” translation provides a record of late nineteenth-century ideas about civic guard portraits around the time of the opening of the new Rijksmuseum.

JHNA is the electronic journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art. Founded in 2009, the journal publishes 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 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.

Alison M. Kettering, Carleton College, Editor-in-Chief
Jeffrey Chipps Smith, University of Texas, Austin, Associate Editor
Mark Trowbridge, Marymount University, Associate Editor

The next formal deadline for submission of articles is August 1, 2013 (for publication in 2014 or 2015), although authors are encouraged to submit at any time.