n De Arte - Flemish paintings of the seventeenth century in South African public collections, Bernadette van Haute : book reviews

Volume 2007, Issue 76
  • ISSN : 0004-3389
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There is a small but determined group of art historians in South Africa who specialise in the art of the Netherlands. This book is a natural extension of the work already published by Carman, Fransen, Stevenson and others on Dutch and Flemish paintings in South Africa. This volume is, in essence, a catalogue raisonné of Flemish paintings housed in public collections. Despite the title, the time frame is a very extended century - 1550 to 1740. This decision was made so that important sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century works could also be included in the catalogue. It will come as no surprise to learn that of the 11 museums and corporate collections featured, the majority are based in Cape Town and Gauteng, and were mainly bequests from wealthy patrons.

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