Book of the Week: The Paintings of Hendrick Goltzius (1558 - 1617)

Apr 08, 2013

Our Book of the Week:

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The paintings of Hendrick Goltzius (1558 - 1617). A Monograph and Catalogue Raisonnéby Lawrence W. Nichols
Doornspijk: 2013. Series: Aetas Aurea: Monographs on Dutch & Flemish Painting Vol. XXIII. 466pp., 207 plates and illustrations including 145 in colour. Cloth, 31 x 24cms.A comprehensive study of the paintings of Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617), the most important artist in the Netherlands at the turn of the seventeenth century. Discusses 59 paintings by the artist, in addition to 160 pictures known only from descriptions and 38 rejected works, with the accepted works ordered iconographically, and the extant oeuvre arranged chronologically. Visually demonstrates the development of his career as a painter, and considers, in some depth, the reasons for the artist's conversion from printmaking to painting. Includes three indices and a complete bibliography.