Today the Jordaens Van Dyck Panel Paintings Project publishes the first of four issues of the Jordaens Van Dyck Journal. This magazine is the fruit of a five year quest for new information on the work and lives of Jordaens and Van Dyck and related contemporaries. The search involved dendro on 258 panels in 14 countries, examination of paintings in numerous public and private collections, and a deep trawl of archival sources in Belgium, Holland, Italy, France, Germany and the United Kingdom. It has been a remarkable experience working alongside colleagues with such dedication, vision and energy. The Jordaens Van Dyck Journal viewable online here is an important addition to the scholarship, and a very exciting read. It will also be available print on demand.
In this issue:
- Sara Mateu: Seventeenth-century Antwerp panels in context
- Justin Davies and Ingrid Moortgat: Notes on the Panel Makers’ Petition of 13 November 1617 with their marks
- Andrea Seim et al.: Dendrochronology as a tool for studying panelpaintings – background, strengths and limitations
- Joost Vander Auwera: Jacques Jordaens and his use of panels: an introduction
- Justin Davies: Anthony Van Dyck and his use of panels: an introduction
- Alexis Merle du Bourg: Rubens, Van Dyck and Jordaens in the collection of the French painter Hyacinthe Rigaud (1659–1743)
- Ingrid Moortgat: New evidence of Rubens’s renovation of his Antwerp house (Rubenshuis) in 1615
- James Innes-Mulraine: ‘Mr Pullenbrooke and Mr Kernings two Dutchmen and servants to his said late Majesty’: New information on Cornelis van Poelenbergh and Alexander Keirincx
- Justin Davies: The red wax seal of Jan-Baptista I Anthoine (1624–1691), the Postmaster-General of Antwerp and his collection of Van Dyck paintings
Enjoy. The Journal also features one of Zak’s photographs of Van Dyck or not Van Dyck? a memorable and highly enjoyable talk we gave at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in November 2018.
(c) Z.C. Innes-Mulraine