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New Publication: Dutch and Flemish Paintings III

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New Publication: Dutch and Flemish Paintings III

Flemish Paintings c. 1600 – c. 1800 is the third and final volume in a series of catalogues raisonnés dealing with Dutch and Flemish paintings in the Nationalmuseum. This volume covers famous painters like Anthonis van Dyck, Peter Paul Rubens, Jan Brueghel I, Jacob Jordaens, Frans Snyders and Jan Fyt, but also less known artists.

The research conducted into the collections covers not only provenance, iconography and stylistic analysis but also documents all 239 paintings from a material and technical point of view. This includes pigment analyses, dendrochronological examination and an examination of the paintings with the aid of UV, X-radiography and infrared reflectography. The findings have in some cases offered new information and a number of paintings have as a result been given new attributions and dates. The authors of the catalogue are Professor Görel Cavalli-Björkman, PhD Carina Fryklund and Director of Research and Associate Professor Karin Sidén in collaboration with Lena Dahlén and Stefan Ohlsson in the museum’s conservation studio and Professor Peter Klein in Hamburg for the dendrochronological analyses.

Further information
Karin Sidén, Director of Research:, +46 8 5193 4301
Ingrid Lindell, Publications Manager:, +46 8 5195 4329
Hanna Tottmar, Information Officer:, +46 8 5195 4390

Dutch and Flemish Paintings III
Hardback, 488 pages, 175 colour illustrations, English text
Edited by: Görel Cavalli-Björkman and Janna Herder
Authors: Görel Cavalli-Björkman, Carina Fryklund, Karin Sidén and Lena Dahlén
Layout: Arne Öström
Graphic Design: Håkan Lindström
ISBN: 978-91-7100-822-0
Price: F-price 560 SEK, in the museum store 750 SEK

A research seminar will be held to mark the publication of Dutch and Flemish Paintings III, Thursday 6 May 13-17 in the Auditorium at Nationalmuseum. There will be lectures by Görel Cavalli-Björkman, Karin Sidén, Carina Fryklund, Lena Dahlén and Björn Fredlund.

A warm thanks to the Swedish Arts Council, the J. Paul Getty Foundation, the Ad Infinitum Foundation, the Royal Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, the Svensson Foundation and the Friends of the Nationalmuseum.


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Press contact Hanna Tottmar +46 (0)8 5195 4400

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Nationalmuseum is Sweden’s museum of art and design. The collections include paintings, sculpture, drawings and graphic art from the 16th century up to the beginning of the 20th century and the collection of applied art and design up to the present day. The total amount of objects is around 700,000. .

The emphasis of the collection of paintings is on Swedish 18th and 19th century painting. Dutch painting from the 17th century is also well represented, and the French 18th century collection is regarded as one of the best in the world. The works are made by artists such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Goya, Boucher, Watteau, Renoir and Degas as well as Swedish artists such as Anders Zorn, Carl Larsson, Ernst Josephson and Carl Fredrik Hill.

The collection of applied art and design consists of objects such as ceramics, textiles, glass and precious and non-precious metals as well as furniture and books etc. The collection of prints and drawings comprises works by Rembrandt, Watteau, Manet, Sergel, Carl Larsson, Carl Fredrik Hill and Ernst Josephson. Central are the 2,000 master drawings that Carl Gustaf Tessin acquired during his tour of duty as Sweden's ambassador to France in the 18th century.

Art and objects from Nationalmuseum’s collections can also be seen at several royal palaces such as Gripsholm, Drottningholm, Strömsholm, Rosersberg and Ulriksdal as well as in the Swedish Institute in Paris. The museum administers the Swedish National Portrait Gallery at Gripsholm Castle, the world’s oldest national portrait gallery and the Gustavsberg collection with approximately 45,000 objects manufactured at the Gustavsberg Porcelain Factory. Nationalmuseum also curates exhibitions at Nationalmuseum Jamtli and the Gustavsberg Porcelain Museum.

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