A Dutch Master Rediscovered
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Jan Lievens by Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr.
Book DescriptionJan Lievens (1607--1674) was one of the most fascinating and enigmatic Dutch artists of the 17th century. Daring and innovative as a painter, printmaker, and draftsman, he created powerful character studies, genre scenes, landscapes, formal portraits, and religious and allegorical images that were widely praised and valued during his lifetime. This beautiful book, the first overview of the full range of Lievens' career, features more than 50 paintings--many of them newly discovered in private collections--and more than 75 prints and drawings, providing a reassessment of his place in the history of art. Lievens began his career in his native Leiden, where he worked closely with his compatriot Rembrandt, who admired and collected Lievens' works. Lievens then moved to London, Antwerp, and Amsterdam, and his peripatetic career and multitude of working styles, say the authors of this book, may explain why his reputation today is not as high as it should be. This book offers a necessary corrective, returning to Lievens the esteem he deserves.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300142136
(254mm x 216mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 9-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr.
Pleasure and Piety, Hardback (January 2015)
"The exhibition is organized by the Centraal Museum Utrecht; the National Gallery of Art, Washington; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation."
Vermeer, Paperback (April 2005)
This volume reproduces every one of Vermeer's works, including the recently attributed Saint Praxedis.
Aelbert Cuyp, Hardback (October 2001)» View all books by Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr.
Aelbert Cuyp was one of the foremost Dutch painters and draughtsmen of the 17th century. His prolific artistic career, in which he produced idyllic views of the Dutch countryside, spanned the years between 1640 and 1665, the Golden Age of Dutch painting.
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Author Biography - Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr.
Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., is curator of Northern baroque painting at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and professor of art history at the University of Maryland.
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