Erik Hinterding

Erik Hinterding is Curator of Prints

Curriculum vitae and work

hinterding Erik Hinterding studied Art History at Utrecht University in the 1980s. Having done a work placement at the Rijksmuseum Print Room, he then went to work in the Department of Paper History at the National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague, followed by a position in the print room of the national art gallery Pinacoteca Nazionale in Bologna. It was here that he developed an interest in old prints in general and those by Rembrandt in particular, and in paper and watermarks, which he then explored further in later years. He took his PhD in 2001 with the thesis ‘Rembrandt als etser: twee studies naar de praktijk van productie en verspreiding’ [Rembrandt as etcher: two studies of the practice of production and distribution].

He has also collaborated on exhibitions and publications for the Rijksmuseum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis in Amsterdam, the Frits Lugt collection (Fondation Custodia) in Paris, the museum Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome, the foundation Stiftung Weimar Klassik in Weimar, the Art Museum in Hämeenlinna (Finland) and the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo. In 2008, he and a colleague started working on a new catalogue raisonné of Rembrandt’s etchings for the renowned New Hollstein series. Since 2012, he has worked as Curator of Prints at the Rijksmuseum, where he manages the ‘old’ prints, which include Rembrandt’s etchings. He is also involved in the academic preparation of exhibitions on the late work of Rembrandt van Rijn and on the experimental works of Hercules Segers, which will be on display in the Rijksmuseum in 2015 and 2016.

Publications (selection)

  • met Jaco Rutgers, Rembrandt. New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts 1450-1700, Ouderkerk aan den IJssel 2013 (7 delen)
  • met Huigen Leeflang en Harrie Knol, The lure of falconry, [S.l. 2012]
  • “’The incomparable Reinbrand’: Rembrandt als onafhankelijk prentmaker in 17de-eeuws Amsterdam”, in: E. Kolfin en J. van der Veen [red.], Gedrukt tot Amsterdam. Amsterdamse prentmakers en uitgevers in de Gouden Eeuw, Zwolle/Amsterdam 2011, pp. 164-199
  • Rembrandt etchings from the Frits Lugt collection, Bussum 2008 (2 delen)
  • Rembrandt as an etcher: the practice of production and distribution, (dissertatie) Ouderkerk aan den IJssel 2006 (3 delen, Nederlandse versie 2001)
  • met Akira Kofuku [red.] Chiaroscuro. Chiaroscuro woodcuts from the Frits Lugt Collection in Paris, tentoonstellingscatalogus Tokio (National Museum of Western Art) 2005
  • Met G. Luijten en M. Royalton-Kisch, Rembrandt the printmaker, tentoonstellingscatalogus Amsterdam (Rijksmuseum) en Londen (British Museum) 2000-2001
  • Jan Piet Filedt Kok, with appendix by Erik Hinterding, The New Hollstein Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts 1450-1700: The Muller Dynasty (part II), Jan Harmensz. Muller, Rotterdam/Amsterdam 1999
  • "Rembrandt and Van Vliet: the Watermarks", in: C. Schuckman [et al.], Rembrandt and Van Vliet: a Collaboration on Copper, tentoonstellingscatalogus Amsterdam (Museum het Rembrandthuis) 1996, pp. 24-37
  • met Jan Piet Filedt Kok en J. van der Waals, "Jan Harmensz. Muller as Printmaker - II", Print Quarterly 11 (1994), pp. 351-378
  • "The history of Rembrandt's copperplates: with a catalogue of those that survive", Simiolus 22 (1993-94), pp. 253-315
  • met Femy. Horsch, "'A small but choice collection': the art gallery of King William II of the Netherlands (1792-1849)", Simiolus 19 (1989), pp. 5-122