New Oud Holland Book and Exhibition Reviews
13 May 2022
For the spring 2022 edition of Oud Holland Reviews, five new authors review five new books, and one accompanying exhibition.
Jos Koldeweij examines Annemarie van Egmond's published dissertation, which discusses the material representation employed at the court in The Hague, during the period 1345-1425 – ranging from the use of sumptuous clothing, gift giving, early-portrait paintings as those by Van Eyck, as well as illuminated manuscripts. Benjamin Schmidt provides an exacting, critical stance toward Claudia Swan's, Rarities of these lands: Art, trade and diplomacy in the Dutch Republic. He discusses the book's organisational framework, and its use of ample data to support its theses, to conclude as to why this was and where it was not, successful. Nadine Orenstein has written a lively, concise review of Meredith McNeil Hale's study of political art in England, and the use of satirical prints, in her new study, The birth of modern Political satire: Romeyn de Hooghe and the Glorious Revolution. Jacquelyn Coutré's review of Stephanie S. Dickey and Jochen Sander’s volume Rembrandt in Amsterdam: Creativity and competition, relays new findings its contributors have added to Rembrandt studies, by mapping out various links between the subjects, of each essay. Lastly, Junko Aono provides her view on a new publication by Margreet Van der Hut – Jan van Mieris (1660-1690): His life and work – framing his biography and his oeuvre, in relation to his classicising peers.
Oud Holland wishes our readers a pleasant and healthy spring 2022.