Geschiedenis der Vaderlandsche Schilderkunst

The Geschiedenis der Vaderlandsche Schilderkunst, often called Van Eynden and Van der Willigen,[2] is a 19th-century dictionary of artist biographies from the Netherlands published 1816-1842.[3]

Geschiedenis der Vaderlandsche Schilderkunst
AuthorRoeland van Eynden[1]
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The reference work was started by Roeland van Eynden, a painter and writer from the Northern Netherlands, as a follow-up to the work published by Arnold Houbraken and Jan van Gool.[4] The work was published first in two volumes listing painters active before 1800. The third volume was published with contemporary painters, and it was finished after Van Eynden's death by publishing a 4th volume with corrections and additions which was written by his friend and colleague, Adriaan van der Willigen, a Dutch writer known for his travelogues.[4]


  1. ^ Roeland van Eynden (1840). Geschiedenis der vaderlandsche Schilderkunst sedert de Helft der XVIII Eeuw. A. Loosjes. pp. 57–.
  2. ^ David De Witt; Agnes Etherington Art Centre (2008). The Bader Collection: Dutch and Flemish Paintings. Agnes Etherington Art Centre. ISBN 978-1-55339-094-7.
  3. ^ Ralph Nicholson Wornum (1875). Descriptive and Historical Catalogue of the Pictures in the National Gallery: Foreign Schools. Eyre and Spottiswoode. pp. 137–.
  4. ^ a b Geschiedenis der Vaderlandsche Schilderkunst on the Huygens website