Mercury

Together with Otto Naumann, Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder published the Hoogsteder-Naumann Mercury from 1985 to 1991. The magazine provided a platform for art historians to publish their findings in the field of 16th- and 17th-century Dutch and Flemish painting.

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The 14 issues of the Hoogsteder Mercury contain the following articles:

  • Bedaux, Jan Baptist, A discussion on Rembrandt in eighteenth-century Amsterdam:
    Petrus Camper versus Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, Mercury 3, p. 38.
  • Bennett, Shirley K., Drawings by David Vinckboons as Models for Ornamenting Bible Maps, Mercury 10, p. 15.
  • Bennett, Shirley K., Drawings by Maerten Vos: Designs to Ornament an Ortelius Map, Mercury 11, p. 5.
  • Bennett, Shirley K., Nine Religious Drawings by Nicolaes Berchem: Designs to Ornament Maps in a 1669 Bible, Mercury 13/14, p. 60.
  • Bergström, Ingvar, Another Look at De Heem’s Early Dutch Period, 1626-1635, Mercury 7, p. 37.
  • Blankert, Albert, Introduction, Mercury 1, p. 5.
  • Bok, Marten Jan, The date of Cornelis van Poelenburch’s birth, Mercury 2, p. 9.
  • Bok, Marten Jan, Claude de Jongh, “Painter, Sorely Incapacitated in His Arms”: A Study of His Milieu, Mercury 10, p. 41.
  • Bok, Marten Jan, Jan Davidsz. de Heem’s Birthplace and Family, Mercury 11, p. 48.
  • Bok, Marten Jan & Yoriko Kobayashi, New data on Hendrick ter Brugghen, Mercury 1, p. 7.
  • Broos, Ben, Not two, but three scenes from the Historiae Aethiopicae by Abraham Bloemaert, Mercury 5, p. 3.
  • Broos, Ben, Improving and Finishing Old Master Drawings: an Art in itself, Mercury 8, p. 34.
  • Broos, Ben, Willem van Mieris: “Tarquinius and Lucretia”, a Drawing and a Painting, Mercury 13/14 p. 89.
  • Bruyn, J., Letter to the Editor on an Attribution to Paulus Lesire, Mercury 13/14, p. 51.
  • Buijsen, Edwin, Drowned or Murdered? A New Interpretation of a Miracle by St. Anthony of Padua by Gerard David, Mercury 7, p. 4.
  • Chong, Alan, Peter and Paul by Jacob Cuyp: Rare Seventeenth-Century Dutch Pendants, Mercury 9, p. 10.
  • Christensen, Charlotte & Lawrence W. Nichols, ‘Cadmus, His Companions, and the Dragon’: a Newly-discovered Painting by Hendrick Goltzius, Mercury 3, p. 3.
  • Citroen, Karel, Silver in Pictures, Mercury 13/14, p. 4.
  • Döring, Thomas, Between Carravaggism and Classicism: Bathsheba by Jan Gerritsz. and Johannes van Bronchorst, Mercury 7, p. 51.
  • Douglas Stewart, J., Before Rembrandt’s “Shadow” Fell: Lievens, Van Dyck and Rubens: Some Considerations, Mercury 11, p. 42.
  • Ekkart, Rudolf E.O., The Portraits of “The Vrijdags van Vollenhoven Family” by Jan Anthonisz. van Ravesteyn, Mercury 12, p. 3.
  • Epe, Elisabeth, A Clio by Godfried Schalcken for Ferdinando de’Medici, Prince of Tuscany, Mercury 8, p. 27.
  • Foucart, Jacques, Peter Lely, Dutch History Painter, Mercury 8, p. 17.
  • Huys Janssen, Paul, Johan Baeck, Painter and Soldier of Utrecht, Mercury 9, p. 31.
  • Huys Janssen, Paul, Pieter van Laer, Benjamin Cuyp, Gerard Douffet and Karel Dujardin in Utrecht, Mercury 11, p. 53.
  • Huys Janssen, Paul, Genre Paintings by Laurence Neter of Elblag, Mercury 13/14, p. 33.
  • Jacob, Sabine, Florentine Influences on an Early Seventeenth-Century Dutch Painter, Mercury 13/14, p. 14.
  • Jansen, Guido, Cornelis Stangerus, an “artful painter”, Mercury 1, p. 43.
  • Jansen, Guido, Berchem in Italy: notes on an unpublished painting, Mercury 2, p. 13.
  • Jansen, Guido M.C., A Family Tradition Confirmed: Sweerts’s Portrait of Anthonij de Bordes, Mercury 12, p. 37.
  • Jansen, Guido, Additions to Godfried Schalcken’s Oeuvre as a Draftsman, Mercury 13/14, p. 74.
  • Konecny, Lubomir, Nicolaes Berchem: a New Drawing and a Suggestion, Mercury 6, p. 39.
  • Kooij, Paul van, Ter Brugghen, Dürer and Lucas van Leyden, Mercury 5, p. 11.
  • Kooij, Paul van, Ter Brugghen Borrows from Bonasone, Mercury 9, p. 7.
  • Loughman, John, Dordrecht Family Portraits Identified and Attributed to Paulus Lesire, Mercury 12, p. 29.
  • Manuth, Volker, The Levite and his Concubine at the House of the Field Laborer in Gibeah: the iconography of an Old Testament Theme in Dutch Painting of Rembrandt’s Circle, Mercury 6, p. 11.
  • Meer Mohr, Jim van der, An attribution to Gerard Wigmana, Mercury 4, p. 48.
  • Meijer, Fred G., A fragment of a “Pronkstilleven” by Jasper Geerards in the Bredius Museum, Mercury 4, p. 39.
  • Meijer, Fred G., Jan Davidsz. de Heem’s Earliest Paintings, 1626-1628, Mercury 7, p. 29.
  • Miller, Debra, Ruth and Naomi of 1653: an unpublished painting by Jan Victors, Mercury 2, p. 19.
  • Moffitt, John F., How “Modern” is Minimalist Art? The case of Pol Bury’s Sphere Upon a Cube (1971), Mercury 9, p. 42.
  • Montias, John Michael, A note on Isaack Versteech, Mercury 2, p. 37.
  • Montias, John Michael cum sociis, A Postscript on Vermeer and His Milieu, Mercury 12, p. 42.
  • Plomp, Michiel, A Key Drawing by Pieter Mulier the Elder, Mercury 13/14, p. 26.
  • Reznicek, E.K.J., Two drawings in the Uffizi: Goltzius and Wtewael, Mercury 2, p. 3.
  • Reznicek, E.K.J., Karel van Mander as a Fresco Painter, Mercury 10, p. 11.
  • Reznicek, E.K.J., The Significance of a Table Leg: Some Remarks on Gerard van
    Honthorst’s “Steadfast Philosopher”, Mercury 11, p. 22.
  • Roethlisberger, Marcel, Abraham Bloemaert’s “Farmers in the Field”, Mercury 11, p. 14.
  • Ruurs, Rob, A Winter Landscape by Salomon Rombouts, Mercury 6, p. 49.
  • Ruurs, Rob, The Date of Abraham Bloemaert’s Birth, Mercury 9, p. 4.
  • Salomon, Nanette, Political Iconography in a Painting by Jan Miense Molenaer, Mercury 4, p. 23.
  • Schillemans, Robert, Gabriel Bucelinus and “The Names of the Most Distinguished
    European Painters”, Mercury 6, p. 25.
  • Schillemans, Robert, Altarpieces by Carel van Savoy and Nicolaes Roosendael,
    Mercury 13/14, p. 53.
  • Schuckman, Christiaan, Did Hendrick ter Brugghen revisit Italy? Notes from an unknown
    manuscript by Cornelis de Bie, Mercury 4, p. 7.
  • Scott, Mary Ann, An Unknown Painting by Moeyaert and Its Reconstruction, Mercury 9, p. 19.
  • Severi, M., An Allegorical Composition by Joachim Patinier, Mercury 10, p. 4.
  • Stighelen, Katlijne van der, The Provenance and Impact of Anthony van Dyck’s Portraits of Frans Snijders and Margaretha de Vos in the Frick Collection, Mercury 5, p. 37.
  • Sumowski, Werner, Paintings by Jan van Noordt, Mercury 3, p. 21.
  • Sutton, Peter C., A Pair by Van Bijlert, Mercury 8, p. 4.
  • Sutton, Peter C., A Family Divided, Mercury 13/14, p. 9.
  • Tatenhove, J. van, A Picture by Frans de Jongh (d. 1705), Mercury 13/14, p. 81.
  • Veen, Henk T. van, A Schalcken for Prince Ferdinando de’ Medici, Mercury 5, p. 49.
  • Veen, Henk T. van, Tuscan visitors for Adriaen van der Werff, Mercury 2, p. 29.
  • Veldman, Ilja M., The “Concert of the Muses” in the Work of Maarten van Heemskerck, Mercury 1, p. 35.
  • Veldman, Ilja M., The Judgement of Paris, a Newly Discovered Painting by Maarten van Heemskerck, Mercury 7, p. 13.
  • Vlieghe, Hans, Cornelis Schut in Italy, Mercury 11, p. 28.
  • Vries, Sandra de, A “Holy Family” by Gerrit van Honthorst from the “Provenhuis van Nordingen” at Alkmaar, Mercury 12, p. 17.
  • Wansink, Christina J.A., A “Mercury, Argus and Io” from Utrecht, Mercury 4, p. 3.
  • Wansink, Christina J.A., Some History and Genre Paintings by Willem van der Vliet, Mercury 6, p. 3.
  • Wansink, Christina J.A., “Peter and Paul” by Jacob Gerritsz. Cuyp and Pieter de Grebber, Mercury 13/14, p. 21.
  • Weber, Gregor J.M., Theological Corrections to Art: Notes on an Unknown Painting by Erasmus II Quellinus, Mercury 6, p. 43.
  • Weber, Gregor J.M., Ter Brugghen, Elsheimer, Poel and Rubens, Mercury 7, p. 23.
  • Weber, Gregor J.M., Jan Lievens’s “The Shield-Raising of Brinio”- a Second Oil Sketch, Mercury 13/14, p. 44.
  • Welu, James A., The Maps of Willem Buytewech, Mercury 5, p. 21.
  • Wood, Jeremy, Rubens or Van Dyck? “Mucius Scaevola before Lars Porsenna” and Some Problematic Drawings, Mercury 10, p. 26.
  • Wyss, Edith, An Unexpected Classical Source for Jacob Jordaens, Mercury 5, p. 29.

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Mercury as patron of painting by Hendrick Goltzius, Mauritshuis, The Hague, on loan to the Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem.
Mercury looking over Willem Jan Hoogsteder and Joost van der Does, Chairman of Euronext Amsterdam, opening the Stock Exchange while dressed up as Old Masters.

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