Connoisseurship and the Knowledge of Art in the Netherlands, 1400 to the present


Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek, vol. 69, 2019

Connoisseurship has long been suspect. Though essential to the study of material objects, it has been opposed to the more ‘substantive’ discipline of academic art history, and reviled as outmoded and elitist, as tainted by the market, and as concerned merely with such artist-reifying/mystifying issues as attribution, authenticity and the autograph ‘hand’. The connoisseur – with typically his ‘eye’ – has been dismissed as a dinosaur. The NKJ is dedicated to a particular theme each year and promotes innovative scholarship and articles that employ a diversity of approaches to the study of Netherlandish art in its wider context. For more information, see Contributions to the NKJ (in Dutch, English, German or French) are limited to a maximum of 7,500 words, excluding notes and bibliography. Following a peer review process and receipt of the complete text, the editorial board will make final decisions on the acceptance of papers. Please send a 500-word proposal and a short CV to the volume editors by January 15, 2018: H. Perry Chapman and Dulcia Meijers

Submission date for papers: 
15 Jan 2018