Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen (ca. 1475-1533): De Renaissance in Amsterdam en Alkmaar

Translated title of the contribution: Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen (ca. 1475-1533): The Renaissance in Amsterdam and Alkmaar

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Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen was the first painter and printmaker in Amsterdam known by name. He owned a large workshop on Kalverstraat, worked for affluent burghers and churchmen in Amsterdam and the county of Holland. His firm was a family business, and as a businessman he knew what the market wanted. Around 35 of his paintings survive, and he produced over 200 woodcuts. His earliest dated paintings and prints are from 1507. Jacob also produced ceiling paintings in churches in Alkmaar and Warmenhuizen, and he designed painted roundels and compositions for embroidered church textiles.

This is the catalogue that accompanied the exhibition with works of Jacob Cornelisz in the Amsterdam Museum and the Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, to be seen from 15 maart - 29 juni 2014.

Contributers to the catalogue: Peter van den Brink, Henri L.M. Defoer, Mart van Duijn, Hilde Gilissen, Laura van Hasselt, Suzette van ’t Hof, Christi M. Klinkert, Paul Knevel, Tom Knevel, Huigen Leeflang, Micha Leeflang, Andrea van Leerdam, Norbert E. Middelkoop, Judith Niessen, Michelle van den Nieuwenhuizen, Ben Speet, Alice Taatgen, Ilona van Tuinen, Matthias Ubl, Kees Veelenturf, Ilja M. Veldman.

Edited by: Yvonne Bleyerveld
Translated title of the contributionJacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen (ca. 1475-1533): The Renaissance in Amsterdam and Alkmaar
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationZwolle
PublisherWaanders Uitgevers
Number of pages319
ISBN (Print)9789491196966
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014

Bibliographical note

Reviews of this catalogue:
. Carroll (Dartmouth College, U.S.A), www.hnanews.org/hna/bookreview/current/16_van-Oostsanen1016.html.

- V. Schmidt (Utrecht University), Review of Oostsanen exhibition catalogue, (et.al.), in: Medieval Low Countries. Manuscript and Memory in Religious Communities in the Medieval Low Countries 2 (2015), Turnhout, pp. 273-277.


  • oostsanen
  • early modern art history
  • amsterdam
  • Workshop practice
  • Print culture


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