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Vermeer and the Delft School by Walter Liedtke, Michiel C. Plomp, Axel Ruger, Reinier J.

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By Walter Liedtke, Michiel C. Plomp, Axel Ruger, Reinier J. Baarsen, Marten J. Bok, Jan D. van Dam, James David Draper, Ebeltje Hartkamp-Jonxis, Kees Kaldenbach

Seventeenth-century Delft has generally been seen as a old fashioned city whose artists painted scenes of household lifestyles. this crucial publication revises that photo, exhibiting that the small yet bright Dutch urban produced effective examples of all of the significant arts, together with luxurious items and complicated work for the courtroom on the Hague and for patrician creditors in Delft itself. The e-book strains the heritage and tradition of Delft from the 1200s throughout the life of the citys most famed painter, Johannes Vermeer. The authors speak about at size a few 90 significant work (seventeen via Vermeer), 40 drawings, and a call number of ornamental arts, all of that are reproduced in complete color. one of the work are nation images, heritage photos, nonetheless lifes, perspectives of palaces and church interiors, illusionistic work of art, and subtle style photos by means of Vermeer and Pieter de Hooch. the wealthy works on paper surround beautiful drawings by way of Delft artists and sketches of the city via traveling artists. incorporated within the ornamental arts are tapestries, bronze statuary, silver, Delftware, and glass. the amount concludes with an essay that takes the reader on a stroll via seventeenth-century Delft. it truly is observed by way of maps of the citys neighbourhoods that point out significant monuments and the houses of consumers, artwork purchasers, and painters.

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H. van Borssum Buisman and Mrs. M. Sieswerda of Teylers Museum in Haarlem and Dr. W. Niemeijer and the staff of the Rijksprentenkabinet in Amsterdam for their cooperation in this unprecedented project; to the photolitho firm of De Lang in Zwanenburg and Lund Humphries in Bradford for their special efforts; and to Jan Piet Filedt Kok for his greatly appreciated advice. GARY SCHWARTZ Note to the Dover Edition For the present edition the quality of the reduced images of the fifteen etchings contained on the outsize sheets has been improved with new plates.

Stephen. 1626 The first etchings-The rest on the flight into Egypt (B 59) and The circumcision (s 398) - are generally thought to have been made in 1626. 1628 From around this time dates the first recorded comment on Rembrandt as an artist. ’ B 352 The artist’s mother: head only, full face B 354 The artist’s mother: head and bust, three-quarters right 1629 Probably in 1629, the influential politician and poet Constantine Huygens wrote an enthusiastic report on Rembrandt in his autobiographical sketch.

S. Maarssen, November 1993 Chronology of Rembrandt’s life and etchings This concise chronology lists some of the major events of Rembrandt’s life and career, and all his dated etchings. Rembrandt dated more than half of his etchings, and since the undated ones follow the same pattern of chronology, subject and quality, the dated plates provide a reliable framework for the whole etched work. -Rembrandt fecit. 1606 Rembrandt is born in Leiden. 1620 Matriculated in Leiden University after completing a seven-year course at the Latin school, preparing him for classical studies.

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