Gerson Digital : Germany I


Dispersal and After-Effect of Dutch Painting of the 17th Century. Germany, Austria, Bohemia and Silesia : The 17th Century

A Translated, Illustrated and Annotated Chapter from Horst Gerson’s Ausbreitung und Nachwirkung der holländischen Malerei des 17. Jahrhunderts (1942/1983)


Editors: Rieke van Leeuwen, Thomas Fusenig and Juliette Roding

Gerson Digital : Germany I
, the 3rd volume of the renewed, illustrated and annotated English edition of Horst Gerson’s Ausbreitung und Nachwirkung der holländischen Malerei des 17. Jahrhunderts (1942/1983), appeared in 2017 at the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Horst Gerson’s ‘Ausbreitung’.1 It was presented at the two-day symposium Masters of Mobility. Cultural Exchange between the Netherlands and Germany in the long 17th Century, an event the RKD co-organized with the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on 8-9 October 2017 (see Programme). The papers of the symposium will be published in the autumn of 2020. The section on Austria, Bohemia and Silesia has been added to the publication in September 2018.

The annotations to Gerson's text have greatly benefited from the comments of Stefan Bartilla, Ellinoor Bergvelt, Nils Büttner, Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, Gero Seelig and Nicolette Sluijter-Seijffert.2

The Hague, October 2017/September 2018
Reissued 22 September 2020

Cover image
Matthäus Merian (II)
Self-portrait of Matthäus Merian II (1621-1687) with a head of Seneca, c. 1645-1646
canvas, oil paint 111 x 94,7 cm
Frankfurt am Main, Historisches Museum Frankfurt


1 Click here for information on the series Gerson Digital.

2 For the complete project team of Gerson team on Germany, as well as partner institutions, see the Colophon.

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