The Hague Painters of the Golden Age

Hoogsteder Lexicon of all the painters active in The Hague between 1600 and 1700. This beautiful catalogue accompanied the exhibition on The Hague painters organised by Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder at the Hague Historical Museum to mark 750 years of The Hague in 1998. The catalogue was produced in close collaboration with the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD). The publication contains several introductory essays discussing the art world and the buying public against the background of the history of The Hague. These are followed by separate entries on forty leading masters. Completing the book, is an illustrated (English) index listing all 665 painters active in The Hague between 1600 and 1700. With the many superb illustrations, this forms a valuable reference work. Edwin Buijsen is the main author with contributions from Rudi Ekkart, Marijke de Kinkelder, Erik Löffler, Fred Meijer, Els Neuman, Carola Vermeeren and Ineke Wansink.

Dutch with English index, 374 pp, bound, 80 colour, 100 black-and-white illustrations, Waanders Publishers and Printers, ISBN 90 400 9295 8.

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Music and Painting in the Golden Age + CD

With over 400 pages of beautifully illustrated text, this 1994 exhibition catalogue is both informative and thought-provoking. It is the first scholarly publication to examine the relationship between the two fascinating subjects of music and painting in Holland and Flanders in the seventeenth century. Three introductory articles discuss aspects of the music of the period, followed by detailed discussions of paintings with a musical theme. The authentic instruments originally displayed in the accompanying exhibition are extensively described in a survey of instruments of the period offering a lucid understanding of the range and variety of music in Holland in the seventeenth century.

Originally including CD: Jacob van Eyck & Dutch Songs of the Golden Age (see below). CD Philips Classics DDD 442 624-2. CD no longer available.

English, bound, 388 pp, 83 colour – plus 17 folding plates -127 black/white, Waanders Publishers,
ISBN 90 6630 470 7.

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Rembrandt’s Academy

This extensive catalogue accompanied the exhibition on Rembrandt’s pupils organised by Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder in 1992. In his introductory essay Professor Werner Sumowski describes the beauty of Rembrandt’s art and that of his pupils. Paul Huys Janssen shows that the term ‘School of Rembrandt’ does little justice to the excellence of the work of Rembrandt’s pupils. ‘This theme is elaborated in the beautiful exhibition catalogue […]. With his detailed analysis of the paintings and using the historical sources, Paul Huys Janssen opens a window into the painter’s workshop, through which we can see the master as he teaches, surrounded by a group of pupils’, Herman Rosenberg commented in Het Binnenhof.

English, 303 pp, bound, 87 colour – plus 8 folding plates – 116 black/white, Waanders Publishers,
ISBN 90 6630 334 4.

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