Acquisitions: History and Print Room


  • Jenny Reynaerts
  • Huigen Leeflang
  • Marijn Schapelhouman
  • Jeroen Luyckx
  • Mei Jet Broers
  • Harm Stevens



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Author Biographies

Jenny Reynaerts

Jenny Reynaerts is senior curator of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century paintings at the Rijksmuseum. Before joining the museum in 2003, she was Assistant Professor in Modern Art History at the University of Amsterdam. She earned her PhD in 2000 with the book ‘Het Karakter onzer Hollandsche School’. De Koninklijke Akademie van Beeldende Kunsten te Amsterdam 1817-1870. Recent publications include Netherlandish Art from the Rijksmuseum 1800-1900, Zwolle 2009 (with others); ‘On the Edge. Van Gogh’s Early Ideas on City and Countryside’, in C. Homburg (ed.), Vincent van Gogh. Timeless Country - Modern City, Milan 2010, pp. 37-53; ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Edgar Degas Inspired by Rembrandt’, The Rijksmuseum Bulletin 59 (2011), pp. 103-32; ‘The Wall Paintings in the Rijksmuseum’, Museum History Journal 5 (2012), pp. 245-60; Rijksmuseum: The Building as Work of Art, Amsterdam 2013; ‘Close Encounters with the Earth’, in K. Adler (ed.), Van Gogh e la terra, Milan 2014, pp. 41-54.

Huigen Leeflang

Huigen Leeflang is curator of prints at the Rijksmuseum print room. He publishes on
sixteenth- and seventeenth-century drawing and printmaking and has worked on various
exhibitions and catalogues including Hendrick Goltzius: Drawings, Prints and Paintings (2003);
Romeyn de Hooge. De verbeelding van de late Gouden Eeuw (2008), Lucas van Leyden en de
renaissance (2011) and Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen – de eerste Hollandse meester (2014). As an editor he is involved in the production of several volumes of New Hollstein: Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts.

Marijn Schapelhouman

Marijn Schapelhouman was appointed curator of drawings in the Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, in 1981. Since 1991 he has been senior curator of drawings in the
same department. His main interest is in Dutch and Flemish drawings of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and he has written numerous books and articles on the subject, among them Netherlandish Drawings circa 1600 in the Rijksmuseum, The Hague 1987, Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam: Artists born between 1580 and 1600, Amsterdam/London 1998 (with Peter Schatborn) and Rembrandt and the Art of Drawing, Zwolle 2006.

Jeroen Luyckx

Jeroen Luyckx studied Art History at the University of Louvain and the VU University Amsterdam. At the Rijksmuseum, he currently holds a research fellowship of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of his doctoral research on Hans Liefrinck, a sixteenth-century Antwerp-based printmaker and publisher (University of Leuven).

Mei Jet Broers

Mei Jet Broers worked for a year as a curator in training at the History Department of the Rijksmuseum. She studied history at the University of Amsterdam and is currently completing her Master’s degree in Heritage Studies: Museum Curator.

Harm Stevens

Harm Stevens is a curator in the Department of History at the Rijksmuseum. He is jointly responsible for the Twentieth-Century Department.




How to Cite

Reynaerts, Jenny, Huigen Leeflang, Marijn Schapelhouman, Jeroen Luyckx, Mei Jet Broers, and Harm Stevens. 2015. “Acquisitions: History and Print Room”. The Rijksmuseum Bulletin 63 (2):162-89.