The winter issue of the refereed, open-access Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art (jhna.org) is published (vol.13.1).
Table of Contents
Clare Richardson and Kate Stonor, “The Conversion of Saint Paul Series at the Courtauld: Rubens’s Artistic Process Revealed by New Technical Discoveries.” The article discusses Peter Paul Rubens’s three depictions of the Conversion of Saint Paul (ca. 1610–1612): compositional drawing, oil sketch, and finished painting that together provide insight into Rubens’s creative process. The article allows readers to compare the objects through X-ray; infrared, transmitted, and raking light; and microscopic examination via the “IIIF multi-mode viewer.”
Frans Grijzenhout, “Potter’s Bull: An Heirloom and a Gift.” The article discusses the provenance of Paulus Potter’s iconic painting (1647), a canvas that may have been produced, or adapted, as a giant piece of decoration for a private house in The Hague.
Thomas Balfe, “Learned Fable, Living World: Artistry, Knowledge and Attention to Nature in Two Aesopic Paintings by Joannes Fyt.” The essay analyses two paintings by Fyt, exploring how they address both the allegorical realm of Aesopic fables and a tangible living world that was increasingly under investigation from natural history and related modes of inquiry.
C. Willemijn Fock, “Art Ownership in Leiden in the Seventeenth Century.” This translation of an often-cited essay offers insights into art owned by collectors living on Leiden’s famous Rapenburg canal. Anne Baudouin was the translator, with aid from Nicolette Sluijter-Seiffert.
JHNA publishes issues of peer-reviewed articles two times per year. These articles focus on Netherlandish, German, and Franco-Flemish art 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 (now, as of this issue, Past Editor-in-Chief)
Jacquelyn N. Coutré, Art Institute of Chicago, Associate Editor
Dagmar Eichberger, Universität Heidelberg, Associate Editor
Bret Rothstein, Indiana University, Associate Editor
Correspondence about submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.