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The Rembrandt House Museum publishes a new issue of Kroniek van het Rembrandthuis

After a hiatus of four years, The Rembrandt House Museum is publishing a new issue of Kroniek van het Rembrandthuis. This periodical first appeared in 1947 as Kroniek van de Vriendenkring van het Rembrandthuis, adopting its present name in 1969. In recent decades it has increasingly provided a platform for scholars to publish research articles relating to Rembrandt and his circle of pupils, friends, and followers, with an emphasis on prints. A variety of factors led to interruptions in publication after 2009, and the most recent issue (2011) appeared in 2012. The museum is very pleased to present the issue for 2016 with three articles. In the first Peter van den Brink presents a significant contribution to our understanding the oeuvre of Jacob Adriaensz Backer, with developments since the monographic exhibition presented at the Rembrandthuis in 2008. A focused analysis by Åsa van den Grind sheds new light on the meaning of Rembrandt’s etching known as The Ship of Fortune. In the third article, print specialists Peter van der Coelen and Erik Hinterding share striking new developments in our knowledge of the collecting and further publication of Rembrandt’s prints in the 18th century. And lastly, Jaap van der Veen reflects on former Curator Bob van den Boogert and his many and significant contributions to the museum during his fifteen years at the museum.

Kroniek van het Rembrandthuis (Amsterdam, 2016)

Tussen Rubens en Rembrandt. Jacob Adriaensz. Backer als portret- en historieschilder in Amsterdam’
Peter van den Brink

‘Rembrandts ets Het scheepje van Fortuin voor Der zee-vaert lof van Elias Herckmans’
Åse van de Grind

‘Rembrandts grafiek in de achttiende eeuw. Over koperplaten bij Jean de Bary en een oeuvrelijst met prijsannotaties van Michiel van den Bergh’
Peter van der Coelen and Erik Hinterding

‘Ter nagedachtenis aan Bob van den Boogert’
Jaap van der Veen

The Kroniek van het Rembrandthuis is available from the museum (individually and by annual subscription), and via the museum’s webshop.