Early Netherlandish Painting (Panofsky book)
Early Netherlandish Painting, Its Origins and Character, is a 1953 book on art history by Erwin Panofsky, derived from the 1947–48 Charles Eliot Norton Lectures. The book had a wide impact on studies of Renaissance art and Early Netherlandish painting in particular, but also studies in iconography, art history, and intellectual history in general. The book is particularly well-known for its iconographic treatment of Van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait as a kind of marriage contract, a hypothesis advanced by Panofsky as early as 1934. The book remains influential despite its reliance on black-and-white reproductions of paintings, which led to some errors of analysis.
First edition, Volume one: Text, Volume two: Plates
|Cover artist||Volume one:Madonna of Chancellor Rolin, c. 1435 by Jan van Eyck|
Volume two The Virgin of the Annunciation, from the Portinari Triptych, c.1479 by Hugo van der Goes
|Publisher||Harvard University Press|
|Media type||Print (hardback (1953) and paperback (1971))|
|Pages||358 pages of text, 150 pages of notes, 496 illustrations|
- The Virgin of the Annunciation, from the Portinari Triptych, c.1479 (oil on panel) Posters & Prints by Hugo van der Goes Retrieved 01-01-2016.
- Shone, Richard and Stonard, John-Paul, eds. The Books That Shaped Art History: From Gombrich and Greenberg to Alpers and Krauss, chapter 7. London: Thames & Hudson, 2013.
- The Books That Shaped Art History, p. 95
- Early Netherlandish Painting, p. vii
- Panofsky, Erwin. Early Netherlandish Painting, Its Origins and Character. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1953.
- Reprinted in paperback as a Harper and Row "Icon Edition," 1971.
- Holly, Michael Ann. Panofsky and the Foundations of Art History. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1984.
- Podro, Michael. The Critical Historians of Art. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982.
- Shone, Richard and Stonard, John-Paul, eds. The Books That Shaped Art History: From Gombrich and Greenberg to Alpers and Krauss. London: Thames & Hudson, 2013.
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