The scholarly periodical with five new articles is now online on the website of The Rembrandt House Museum.
The first digital issue of the Kroniek, the periodical of The Rembrandt House Museum since 1947, was recently published. The digital Kroniek will appear once per year with scholarly articles on all things that have to do with Rembrandt, major new insights as well as small discoveries. Topics can run the range from Rembrandt’s life, to his work, his pupils, his followers, and of course the house. For the first digital Kroniek five articles have been selected.
In this issue David de Witt (The Rembrandt House Museum) discusses the life and work of the Rembrandt pupil Heyman Dullaert. Joshua Rifkin (Boston University) introduces us to the tourist Burchard Grossmann, who asked Rembrandt for a contribution to his album amicorum. Leonore van Sloten (The Rembrandt House Museum) discusses the reconstruction of the pupil’s atelier in Rembrandt’s house. Frans Grijzenhout (Amsterdam University), Leonore van Sloten and Jaap van der Veen (independent researcher) give an account of their research on the identity of the man who was long thought to be Eleazar Swalmius. In addition, Quentin Buvelot (Mauritshuis) pauses to reflect on the passing of Rembrandt scholar Ben Broos.
The editorial board of the Kroniek (Erik Hinterding, Epco Runia, Leonore van Sloten, Ilona van Tuinen and David de Witt) hopes that the periodical will once again contribute to the dissemination of knowledge of Rembrandt, an artist on whom the last word has not yet been spoken. The digital platform will help with this. The articles are much more easily accessible for international scholars and enthusiasts of Rembrandt, and are even available for download free of charge.
Would you like to contribute an article yourself or share a find? Send an e-mail to David de Witt: firstname.lastname@example.org.