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List of illustrations

  • Map of the Republic of the United Netherlands in 1648 showing the seven provinces, Land of the States General, principal rivers, cities and towns
  • Emblem from Jacob Cats, "Proteus ofte minne-beelden verandert in sinnebeelden," Rotterdam, 1627
  • Crossing of the Red Sea
  • Unequal Lovers
  • Garden Party before a Palace
  • Banquet on a Terrace
  • Illustration from "Olipodrigo of nieuwe kermis-kost," Amsterdam
  • Banquet in the Park of a Country House
  • Illustration from W. I. Stam, "Cupido's lusthof," Amsterdam
  • Banquet of the Officers of the St. George Militia Company
  • Jonker Ramp and His Sweetheart
  • Title Page from W. D. Hooft, "Heden-daeghsche verlooren soon," Amsterdam
  • Peeckelhaering
  • Frontispiece from Nugae Venalis
  • Boy Playing a Violin
  • Hearing
  • Garden Party
  • Garden Party
  • Merry Company
  • Emblem from Roemer Visscher, "Sinnepoppen," Amsterdam
  • Merry Company in an Interior
  • Garden Party
  • Garden Party
  • Woman Tearing a Letter
  • An Interior with Ladies and Cavaliers
  • Illustration from Jan Harmensz, Krul, "Minnebeelden: toe-ghepast de lievende ionckheyt," Amsterdam, 1634
  • Tavern Interior
  • Adriaen Brouwer, from the series "Iconography," Antwerp
  • Peasants of Moerdyck
  • Illustration from Johann van Beverwijck, "Schat der gesontheydt," in "Alle de wercken, zo in de medicyne als chirurgie van de heer Joan van Beverwyck," Amsterdam, 1656
  • The Back Operation
  • Robert Rich (1587–1658), Second Earl of Warwick
  • Peasants Drinking an Making Music in a Barn
  • Title Page from "Neusboekje," in "Nieuw worckumer almanach," Leeuwarden
  • Children Playing with a Cat
  • A Painter in His Studio
  • The King Drinks
  • The King Drinks
  • Two Children with a Cat
  • Two Children with a Cat
  • Boy Playing a Flute
  • The Proposition
  • Kermis
  • Kermis of St. George
  • Garden Party
  • Parable of the Prodigal Son
  • Title page from "Den nieuwen verbeterden lust-hof," Amsterdam
  • Dancing Lesson
  • Merry Company
  • Illustration from Gillis Quintijn, "Hollandsche-Liis met de Brabantsche-Bely," The Hague
  • Illustration from Nieuwen ieucht spiegel . . .
  • Kermis, detail
  • A Court Dance
  • A Peasant Dance
  • The Duet
  • Card-Playing Soldiers
  • Guardroom
  • Soldiers Dividing Booty in a Barn with a Captive Couple
  • The Golden Age
  • The Procuress
  • The Cardsharps
  • Loose Company
  • The Backgammon Players
  • The Card Players
  • Backgammon Players
  • Illustration from Mateo Alemán, "Het leven van Gusman d'Alfarache," Rotterdam
  • Flute Player
  • Flute Player
  • Unequal Couple
  • Ill-Matched Lovers
  • Old Man Writing by Candlelight
  • Emblem from Otto van Veen, Quinti Horatti Flacci emlemata, Antwerp
  • The Dentist
  • The Dentist
  • Merry Company
  • The Concert
  • The Dissolute Student, detail
  • Merry Violinist
  • Brothel Scene
  • Illustration from Peter Rollos, "Euterpae suboles," Berlin
  • Dividing the Spoils
  • Sleeping Woman and a Cavalier
  • Man Making an Obscene Gesture
  • Renaissance Interior with Banqueters
  • Illustration from Jacob Cats, "Houwelyck," Middelburg
  • Fray en Leelijck
  • Bij het volck is de neering
  • Illustration from Adriaen van de Venne, "Tafereel van de belacchende werelt," The Hague
  • Young Woman at Her Toilet
  • The Suitor's Visit
  • Gentleman Kneeling Before a Lady
  • Officer Writing a Letter, with a Trumpeter
  • Tric-Trac Players
  • Curiosity
  • Gallant Military Man
  • The Lace-Maker
  • Frontispiece from Jacob Cats, "Houwelyck," Middelburg
  • Young Girl Holding a Letter
  • Melencolia I
  • Two Boys Blowing Bubbles
  • Quis Evadet
  • A Boy Blowing Bubbles
  • Violin Player
  • Kitchenmaid with a Boy in a Window
  • Illustration from "Zeven duivelen, regerende en vervoerende de hedendaagsche dienst-maagden," Amsterdam
  • Kitchen Scene
  • The Young Mother
  • The Night School
  • Emblem from Joost van den Vondel, "Den gulden winckel der konstlievende Nederlanders," Amsterdam
  • Self-Portrait
  • Inn Scene
  • The Cloth Shop
  • Young Woman Standing Before a Mirror
  • The Carpenter's Family
  • Lady with a Pet Dog
  • Teasing the Pet
  • Old Woman at Table
  • Old Woman Eating Porridge
  • The Tailor's Workshop
  • The Gallant Conversation
  • Illustration from Gerard de Lairesse, "The Art of Painting," London
  • Peasant Family in a Cottage
  • Peasants at an Inn
  • The Breakfast
  • Grace
  • Young Mother
  • Alchemist
  • The Alchemist
  • Duet
  • The Slippers
  • The Paternal Admonition
  • Two Women by a Cradle
  • Doctor's Visit
  • Young Lace-Maker Beside a Cradle with an Old Woman Looking out the Window
  • The Holy Family with Angels
  • Old Woman Saying Grace
  • Winter
  • Idle Servant
  • Acedia
  • Eavesdropper
  • Sleeping Venus Surprised by Satyrs
  • An Eavesdropper with a Woman Scolding
  • The Sentry
  • Fortitude
  • Tric-Trac Players
  • Mother and Child with a Maid Sweeping
  • Frontispiece from Petrus Wittewrongel, "Oeconomia Christiana ofte Christelicke huys-houdinghe," Amsterdam
  • A Woman Nursing an Infant with a Child and a Dog
  • The Duet
  • Courtyard of a House in Delft
  • Tablet commemorating the Hieronymusdael Cloister in Delft
  • An Officer and Laughing Girl
  • Illustration of a Camera Obscura
  • The Milkmaid
  • The Girl with the Wine Glass
  • Emblem from Gabriel Rollenhagen, "Nucleus emblematum Selectissimorum," Arnhem and Utrecht
  • Young Woman with a Water Pitcher
  • The Concert
  • Amorous Couple
  • Emblem from Jan Harmensz. Krul, "Pampiere wereld," Amsterdam
  • Emblem from Roemer Visscher, "Sinnepoppen," Amsterdam
  • Brothel Scene
  • Party on the Terrace
  • Party on the Terrace
  • Tric-Trac Players
  • Poultry Seller
  • The Hunter's Gift
  • Illustration from Johan Baptist Houwaert, "Pegasides pleyn," Rotterdam
  • Lady Seated in a Window
  • Hunter in a Niche
  • Visit to the Nursery
  • A Woman Writing Music
  • Interior with Women beside a Linen Cupboard
  • Card Players
  • Barn Interior with Amorous Couple
  • Kitchen Interior
  • Fish Market
  • The Lute Player
  • Paying the Hostess
  • Woman Receiving a Letter
  • A Formal Garden
  • Hofwyck
  • Merry Company with Violinist
  • The Oyster Meal
  • The Oyster Meal
  • Street Musicians at the Door
  • Musical Company in an Interior
  • Musical Company in an Interior, detail
  • Frontispiece from Cispijn de Passe the Younger, "Miroir des plus belles courtisans de ce temps," ?Amsterdam
  • Villiage Festival with the Ship of Saint Rijn Uijt
  • The Halt at the Inn
  • Die blau schuyte
  • The Doctor's Visit
  • The Doctor's Visit
  • The Dissolute Household
  • Discordia
  • Frontispiece from "Den nieuwen clucht-vertelder," Amsterdam
  • The Schoolmaster
  • Twin Birth Celebration
  • The Merry Family
  • As the Old Sang, So Pipe the Young
  • Garden Party
  • Musical Company of Gentlemen and Ladies
  • The Escaped Bird
  • A Woman with a Bird in a Small Coffer
  • Illustration from Jacob Cats, "Proteus ofte minne-beelden verandert in sinnebeelden," Rotterdam
  • A Mother Feeding Her Child
  • Five Female Heads
  • The Lute Player
  • Portrait of a Woman
  • Prayer Before a Meal
  • Prayer Before a Meal
  • Angler
  • Elderly Fisherman with a Girl
  • Illustration from "Incogniti Scriptoris Nova poemata," n.p.
  • The Newborn Baby
  • Children Blowing Bubbles
  • A Lady Writing a Letter, with Her Maid
  • The Lace-Maker
  • Geographers at Work
  • The Astronomer
  • Man Weighing Gold
  • The Messenger
  • Unwelcome News
  • Elegant Couple in an Interior
  • The Sausage Maker
  • Lady Come a'Courting
  • Artist and Model Looking at an Ancient Statue by Lamplight
  • An Artist Drawing by Candlelight
  • Illustration from Jan de Bisschop, "Signorum veterum icones," n.p.
  • Gentleman Offering a Lady a Ring in a Candlelit Bedroom
  • Young Lady Drawing
  • A Lady Drawing
  • Interior with a Woman Washing Her Hands
  • Playing Children
  • Musical Pair
  • Playing Children Before a Statue of Hercules
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Dutch seventeenth-century genre paintings, commonly known as scenes of everyday life, encompass a startling variety of subject matter. They range from women working...
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~The Dutch Republic was born of insurrection during the late sixteenth century; therefore, a brief examination of the pivotal events of that period will further our understanding of those that transpired after 1609. Before the insurrection the future nation’s territory comprised part...
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~~During the early decades of the seventeenth century, artists working in the cities of Haarlem and Amsterdam played crucial roles in the evolution of Dutch genre painting. That these specific cities were...
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~During the early decades of the seventeenth century, artists working in both Amsterdam and Haarlem fixed the development of Dutch genre painting. That these two cities were at the center of the revival of the Dutch economy and the destination point for seemingly countless immigrants goes far in explaining their rise to prominence as art centers during the early...
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~Social, economic, and political conditions within the city of Utrecht were quite unusual compared with those of other major urban centers in the Dutch Republic. ~For the...
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~The Hague was one of the smallest cities in the Dutch Republic; some seventeenth-century commentators affectionately referred to it as a dorp (village). See the quotations in Neuman 1998–9, pp. 13 and 17. For...
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~The long conflict between the Dutch and Spanish gradually began to wane during the late 1630s. Shortly thereafter, in 1641, the warring nations entered into protracted negotiations to end the hostilities. Peace finally ensued in 1648 with the official ratification of the Treaty of Münster. This treaty also signaled the initial triumph of the Province of Holland...
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~~The art of Gerard ter Borch (1617–1681) most completely embodies the new ideals of civility and refinement that slowly...
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~~Like many of the Province of Holland’s cities, Leiden reached the peak of its prosperity during the economically robust decades following the Treaty of Münster. Leiden already enjoyed an illustrious history as a textile production center,...
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~Haarlem had reached its economic peak by 1650. For the following discussion, see Haarlem 1990, pp. 50–51; Wijsenbeek-Olthuis and Noordegraaf 1993, p. 51; Diederiks and Spierenburg 1995, pp. 163, 169, 172–4, 176–7, and 187; Dorren 2001, pp. 34–6 and 209–11; and...
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~Dordrecht is the oldest incorporated city in the Netherlands, having been granted a charter by William I, Count of Holland, in 1220. For the following discussion, see Loughman 1992–3, pp. 34–44; and especially, Frijhoff et al. 1998. Thus by the seventeenth century,...
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~After Dordrecht and Haarlem respectively, Delft was the third oldest city in the Netherlands, having been granted a charter by the Count of Holland, William II, in 1246. For the following discussion, see Delft 1981; Delft 1982–3; Israel 1989, passim;...
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~Between the years 1648 and 1672 Amsterdam reached its economic and political zenith. For the following discussion of Amsterdam, see Regin 1976; Kistemaker and van Gelder 1983; Israel 1989, passim; Burke...
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~~Rotterdam’s development into a major economic center parallels the rise of a number of other cities in the Province of Holland whose histories were surveyed in...
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~~In many respects the art and life of Jan Havicksz. Steen (1626–1679) confute some of the basic premises of this book. The literature on Steen is voluminous; among the noteworthy studies in recent decades are: de Vries 1977; Braun 1980; Westermann 1997b;...
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~Historians of the Dutch Republic commonly refer to the year 1672 as the rampjaar, or the year of disaster. For the following discussion, see Roorda 1978; Israel 1989, pp. 292–358; idem 1995, pp. 796–862; Sman 1996; de Vries and van der Woude 1997, pp....
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~Circumstances in Leiden during the Stadholdership of William III epitomize the formidable political and economic problems confronting the Netherlands’ major cities during those years. For the following discussion, see Prak 1985, pp. 58–63 and...
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~The disastrous events of the 1670s intensified Delft’s economic and artistic decline and hastened the city’s alliance with...
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~~The final artists to be discussed in this book, Godfried Schalcken, Eglon van der Neer, and Adriaen van der Werff, are grouped together because all three enjoyed international reputations during their lifetimes. All three traveled abroad and van der Neer and van...
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~~This book has surveyed the thematic and stylistic development of genre painting from its incipient stages during the first decades of the seventeenth century; through its technical zenith, achieved by about 1660; and finally, to its continued vitality through the 1680s, 1690s, and the early eighteenth century. I wish to conclude...
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