Rijksmuseum Studies in History

The support of the Johan Huizinga Fonds/Rijksmuseum Fonds enables young scientists to conduct historical research into the Rijksmuseum’s collections and to publish their findings in the Rijksmuseum Studies in History series.

The Panpoëticon Batavûm

The Portrait of the Author as a Celebrity | Lieke van Deinsen


The Panpoëticon Batavûm is an eighteenth-century cabinet housing over 300 portraits of Dutch writers and poets. This remarkable collection, created by the wealthy painter Arnoud van Halen (1673-1732), is a sign of growing engagement with the (literary) past in an era traditionally described in terms of the Republic’s decline, Frenchification and loss of cultural identity.

Made possible by the Johan Huizinga Fund

Rijksmuseum Studies in History Vol. 1
English edition / € 22,95 / paperback / 112 pages / full colour / ISBN 9789491714948

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