The Birth of the Art Market
- Where was the art market born?
- What were the preconditions for the development of an art market in early modern Europe?
- Was the “commodification” of art a purely Dutch phenomenon?
- What the birth of an art market tell us about the structure of the Dutch Republic’s economy in the seventeenth century?
Alpers, Svetlana, Rembrandt’s Enterprise. The Studio and the Market, Chicago 1988, ch. 4 [ND 653.R3]
De Marchi, Neil – Van Miegroet, Hans J. (eds.), Mapping Markets for Paintings in Europe, 1450-1750, Turnhout 2006
Fantoni, Marcello - Matthew, Louise C. - Matthews-Grieco, Sarah F. (eds.), The Art Market in Italy, 15th-17th Centuries, Modena 2003 [N 8605.I8]
Freedberg, David - de Vries, Jan (eds.), Art in History: History in Art. Studies in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Culture, Santa Monica (CA) 1991
Israel, Jonathan I., The Dutch Republic. Its Rise, Greatness, and Fall 1477-1806, Oxford 1995, chs. 23, 33 [DJ 156.I8]
Montias, John Michael, ‘Reflections on Historical Materialism, Economic Theory and the History of Art in the Context of Renaissance and 17th-Century Painting’, Journal of Cultural Economics, 5 (1981), pp. 19-38 [Arts Periodicals]
Montias, John Michael, Artists and Artisans in Delft: A Socio-Economic Study of the Seventeenth Century, Princeton 1982 [N 6946.M6]
Montias, John Michael, Vermeer and His Milieu: A Web of Social History, Princeton 1989 [ND 653.V3]
North, Michael, Art and Commerce in the Dutch Golden Age, New Haven-London 1997 [ND 646.N6]
North, Michael - Ormrod, David (eds.), Art Markets in Europe, 1400-1800, Aldershot 1998
Schama, Simon, Rembrandt’s Eye, London 2000 [ND 653.R3]
Wilson, Jane C., Painting in Bruges at the close of the Middle Ages: studies in society and visual culture, University Park, Pa., 1998, ch. 5 [ND 671.B7]