Rembrandt, Reputation, and the Practice of Connoisseurship

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Amsterdam University Press, 2004 - Art - 416 pages
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From 1870 to 1935, the first true catalogues raisonns of Rembrandt's paintings were produced, incorporating the results of individual connoisseurs' evaluations of authenticity and quality. This book, the first full-length study of this scholarly corpus, concentrates on the written connoisseurship of Wilhelm von Bode, Abraham Bredius, Cornelis Hofstede de Groot, and Wilhelm Valentiner, whose articles and catalogues first shaped the modern conception of Rembrandt as a painter. In addition to analyzing their written work, Scallen addresses the social context of their connoisseurial practices, as shaped by their museum careers and their relationships with dealers and collectors.
 

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Contents

PHOTOGRAPHIC CREDITS
7
INTRODUCTION
15
THE RISE OF A NEW ART HISTORIAN
35
CHAPTER 2
87
CHAPTER 3
103
CHAPTER 5
130
CHAPTER 7
241
AFTERWORD
321
BIBLIOGRAPHY
381
INDEX
406
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Catherine Scallen is an Associate Professor of Art History, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio.

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