The Netherlandish Print Abroad, 1543-1639: Art, Religion, and Economics in the Early Modern World


Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships


Art History


Netherlandish prints were the great calling card of the West during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. These were objects that crossed borders, stimulated the production of new objects, and propelled ideas and values far beyond Northern Europe. This project studies the diffusion of Netherlandish prints in the age of exploration and examines the objects produced after them, primarily by the Niccolò School, in early modern Japan. It thereby reevaluates a decisive moment in the history of image production.