Netherlandish art 1800 - 1900
200 colour- & 100 black/white illustrations, 228 pages, hardcover
This book presents a survey of 19th century Dutch arts based on the collections at the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum. One hundred objects were carefully selected and give a fascinating and varied picture of the arts of the period. Attention is given to well-known as well as lesser known painters, sculptors and makers of drawings, among whom are Adriaan de Lelie, Cornelis Kruseman, Jan Willem Pieneman, Louis Royer, Barend Koekkoek, Jacob Maris, Jozef Israëls and Piet Mondriaan. There is much consideration too for the striking decorative and applied arts of the time like furniture, silver, dress and porcelain. And the new 19th century art form of photography is obviously represented in some detail. Several introductory essays go more deeply into the historic and aesthetic developments of the century, thereby giving context to the featured objects.