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Table of Contents, JHNA, vol. 6:1 (Winter 2014)

Historians of Netherlandish Art is pleased to announce the publication of the Winter 2014 issue of the open-access, refereed e-journal JHNA, Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art (www,

Table of Contents, vol. 6:1


Jessica Buskirk,
“Hugo van der Goes’s Adoration of the Shepherds: Between Ascetic Idealism and Urban Networks in Late Medieval Flanders”

Although Hugo van der Goes withdrew to a Devotio Moderna-associated monastery at the end of his life, this article questions whether Devotio Moderna texts are the right lens through which to view Hugo’s Berlin Nativity, proposing instead to examine the painting side-by-side with texts produced in Bruges for the urban lay community to which most of Hugo’s patrons belonged.

Anne Dubois,
“The Donne Hours: a codicological puzzle ”

A codicological, stylistic, and technical study of the Donne Hours (Louvain-la-Neuve, Archives de l’Université, Ms A2), formerly known as the Louthe Hours, produced by Simon Marmion and the Master of the Dresden Prayerbook around 1580.

Dominique Surh, Ilona van Tuinen, John Twilley,
“Insights from Technical Analysis on a Group of Paintings by Gerrit Dou in The Leiden Collection”

Technical examination and scientific analyses performed on a group of thirteen paintings by Gerrit Dou in the Leiden Collection reveal new aspects of the painter’s technique and offer insights into the development of his compositions, posing some new and intriguing questions of iconographic meaning.


D. C. Meijer Jr., trans. Tom van der Molen,
“The Amsterdam Civic Guard Portraits within and outside the New Rijksmuseum, Pt. III: Bartholomeus van der Helst,”

In vol. 5:1 (2013), Tom van der Molen translated the first two installments of the five-part article by D.C.Meijer, Jr. published in Oud Holland (1885-1889). This is the third of the installments, on Bartholomeus van der Helst, a “critical” article that 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
Mark Trowbridge, Marymount University, Associate Editor
Dagmar Eichberger, Universität Trier and Universität Heidelberg, Associate Editor

The next formal deadline for submission of articles is August 1, 2014 (for publication in 2015 or 2016), although authors are encouraged to submit at any time.