Publication : « The Primacy of the Image in Northern European Art, 1400-1700 : Essays in Honor of Larry Silver ».

TAYLOR CASHION Debra (dirs.), LUTTIKHUIZEN Henry (dirs.) et WEST Ashley D. (dirs.), The Primacy of the Image in Northern European Art, 1400-1700 : Essays in Honor of Larry Silver, Berlin, De Gruyter, septembre 2017, 593 p.


Présentation de l’éditeur :

The Primacy of the Image in Northern Art 1400-1700: Essays in Honor of Larry Silver is an anthology of 42 essays written by distinguished scholars on current research and methodology in the art history of Northern Europe of the late medieval and early modern periods. Written in tribute to Larry Silver, Farquhar Professor of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania, the topics are inspired by Professor Silver’s renowned scholarship in these areas: Early Netherlandish Painting and Prints; Sixteenth-Century Netherlandish Painting; Manuscripts, Patrons, and Printed Books; Dürer and the Power of Pictures; Prints and Printmaking; and Seventeenth-Century Painting. Studies of specific artists include Hans Memling, Albrecht Dürer, Hans Baldung Grien, Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, Hendrick Goltzius, and Rembrandt.

Debra Taylor Cashion is Digital Humanities Librarian and Assistant Librarian of the Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. She holds a PhD in art history from the University of California, Berkeley and an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh. A specialist in medieval and early modern manuscripts, she presently serves as President and Executive Director of Digital Scriptorium, a consortium of American libraries and museums with collections of pre-modern manuscripts. Debra also creates projects to develop digital resources for manuscript studies, including Broken Books ( and METAscripta (

Henry Luttikhuizen (Ph.D. University of Virginia) is Professor of Art History at Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI). Among his publications, Luttikhuizen is the co-author (with Larry Silver) of the second edition of Snyder’s Northern Renaissance Art (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2005). He has served as the President of the American Association of Netherlandic Studies and as the President of the Midwest Art History Society.

Ashley D. West is Associate Professor of Northern Renaissance and Northern Baroque Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, with a particular expertise in the history of prints. She has published on early etchings as visual poesia; Albrecht Dürer as a book illuminator; history painting and the German sense of the past; and early representations of peoples from the coast of Africa and India. West’s current book, Hans Burgkmair and the Visual Translation of Knowledge in the German Renaissance will appear in 2018 with Brepols-Harvey Miller Press.

Table des matières

List of Figures
List of Contributors

Part 1: Early Netherlandish Painting and Prints

1 Strategies of Intimacy: Memling’s Triptych of Adriaan Reins
Lynn F. Jacobs
2 Those Who Are Bashful Starve: An Interpretation of the Master of the Brunswick Diptych’s Holy Family at Meal
Henry Luttikhuizen
3 Hugo van der Goes and Portraiture
Maryan W. Ainsworth
4 The Besieged War-Elephant: A Boschian Moralized Antiwar Discourse
Yona Pinson
5 The Overpainted Patron: Some Considerations about Dating Bosch’s Last Judgment Triptych in Vienna
Erwin Pokorny

Part 2 Sixteenth-Century Netherlandish Painting

6 The Red Jew, Red Altarpiece and Jewish Iconography in Jan de Beer’s St. Joseph and the Suitors
Dan Ewing
7 “Headlong” into Pieter Bruegel’s Series of the Seasons
Reindert L. Falkenburg
8 Better Living Through Misinterpretation
Bret Rothstein
9 The Last Supper with Donors in the Chrysler Museum Collection
Lloyd DeWitt
10 Michiel Coxcie’s Artistic Quotations in The Death of Abel
Christopher D. M. Atkins

Part 3 Manuscripts, Patrons, and Printed Books

11 Veronica’s Textile
Herbert L. Kessler
12 It’s February in the Early Fifteenth Century: What’s for Dinner?
Harry Rand
13 Oratio ad Proprium Angelum: The Guardian Angel in the Rothschild Hours
Dagmar Eichberger
14 Chinese Painting and Dutch Book Arts: The Challenges of Cross-Cultural Interpretation
Dawn Odell
15 Kinesis and Death in Lautensack
Christopher P. Heuer*
16 Virgil’s Flute: the Art and Science of “Antique Letters” and the Origins of Knowledge
Andrew Morrall
17 Born to Teach: Nikolaus Glockendon’s Finding of Jesus in the Temple
Debra Taylor Cashion
18 Nicolaes Witsen’s Collection, his Influence, and the Primacy of the Image
Rebecca P. Brienen

Part 4 Dürer and the Power of Pictures

19 Dürer’s Rhinoceros Underway: the Epistemology of the Copy in the Early Modern Print
Stephanie Leitch
20 Praying against Pox: New Reflections on Dürer’s Jabach Altarpiece
Birgit Ulrike Münch
21 The Weird Sisters of Hans Baldung Grien
Bonnie Noble
22 Preserving Destruction: Albrecht Altdorfer’s Etchings of the Regensburg Synagogue as Material Performances of the Past and Future
Ashley D. West
23 The Case of the Missing Gold Disc: A Crucifixion by Albrecht Dürer
Miya Tokumitsu
24 Hitler’s Dürer? The Nuremberg Painter between Self-Portrayal and National Appropriation
Thomas Schauerte
25 Performing Dürer: Staging the Artist in the Nineteenth Century
Jeffrey Chipps Smith

Part 5 Prints and Printmaking

26 The Burin, the Blade, and the Paper’s Edge: Early Sixteenth-Century Engraved Scabbard Designs by Monogrammist AC
Brooks Rich
27 “Return to Your True Self!” Practicing Spiritual Therapy with the Spiegel der Vernunft in Munich
Mitchell B. Merback
28 The Eucharistic Controversy and Daniel Hopfer’s Tabernacle for the Holy Sacrament
Freyda Spira
29 Recalibrating Witchcraft through Recycling and Collage: The Case of a Late Seventeenth-Century Anonymous Print
Charles Zika
30 The Timeless Space of Maerten van Heemskerck’s Panoramas: Viewing Ruth and Boaz (1550)
Arthur DiFuria
31 Hendrick Goltzius’s Method of Exegetical Allegory in his Scriptural Prints of the 1570s
Walter S. Melion
32 Narrative, Ornament, and Politics in Maerten van Heemskerck’s Story of Esther (1564)
Shelley Perlove
33 Disgust and Desire: Responses to Rembrandt’s Nudes
Stephanie S. Dickey

Part 6 Seventeenth-Century Painting

34 A New Painting by Dirck van Baburen
Wayne Franits
35 “Verbum Domini manet in eternum”: Devotional Cabinets and Kunst- und Wunderkammern around 1600
James Clifton
36 Creating Attributability with the Five Senses of Jan Brueghel the Younger
Hans J. Van Miegroet
37 Pieter Lastman’s Paintings of David’s Death Sentence for Uriah, 1611 and 1619
Amy Golahny
38 Thomas de Keyser’s Venus Lamenting the Death of Adonis
Ann Jensen Adams
39 On Painting the Unfathomable: Rubens and The Banquet of Tereus
Aneta Georgievska-Shine
40 Jan Miense Molenaer’s Boys with Dwarfs and the Heroic Tradition of Art
David A. Levine
41 Is it a Rembrandt ?
Catherine B. Scallen
42 Pieter Codde and the Industry of Copies in 17th-century Dutch Painting
Jochai Rosen

Appendix: Larry Silver Bibliography

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