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LESELUST: NIEDERLANDISCHE MALEREI VON REMBRANDT BIS VERMEER (The Love of Reading: Dutch Painting from Rembrandt to Vermeer). Ed. by Sabine Schulze. Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, 1993. Published in association with Verlag Gerd Hatje, Stuttgart. 382 pp. with 339 ills. (93 col.). 29 x 25 cm. LC 94-139935 ISBN 3775704752 In German.
A scholarly examination of images of reading, writing and books in Dutch art of the 17th century, this catalogue features excellent full-page reproductions and detailed analyses of 87 paintings drawn from dozens of international collections, including portraits, still lifes, genre scenes and religious compositions by Steen, Ter Borch, Dou, Bol, Dirck and Frans Hals, Lievens and nearly 50 other figures. Profiles of the artists augment eight essays discussing such topics as the elaborate iconography of Dutch painting of the Golden Age, the prevalence of images of Saint Jerome and other scholars in art of the period, the significance of books and letters in vanitas compositions, and the development of literary culture and publishing in 17th-century Holland.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Netherlands — 1600-1800 — Painting
Plans: 01,06,15
Worldwide Number: 024284
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