Friedländer Early Netherlandish Painting
Max Jakob Friedländer (1867-1958) was the first art historian to compile an inventory of Old Netherlandish paintings. His fourteen-volume series, Early Netherlandish Painting, is still the reference for studying the Flemish Primitives. This publication can be downloaded. It also laid the foundations for the creation of our Friedländer database.
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You can download a scanned version of Friedländer's 14-volume Early Netherlandish Painting for non-commercial, educational, and research purposes only. This publication was produced between 1967 and 1973 with the support of the governments of Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands under their cultural cooperation agreements.
The Centre for the Study of the Flemish Primitives and the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) were closely involved in this project, both on the scientific committee and the editorial board. The publication was directed by Ernest Goldschmidt, with the original copyright belonging to A.W. Sijthoff's Uitgeversmaatschappij, Leiden. It is the most comprehensive reference work for researchers of early Dutch painting.
14 volumes available for download
Download the books of your interest immediately here:
- Volume 1 The van Eycks, Petrus Christus
- Volume 2 Rogier van der Weyden and the Master of Flémalle
- Volume 3 Dieric Bouts and Joos van Gent
- Volume 4 Hugo van der Goes
- Volume 5 Geertgen tot Sint Jans and Jerome Bosch
- Volume 6a Hans Memlinc and Gerard David
- Volume 6b Hans Memlinc and Gerard David
- Volume 7 Quentin Massys
- Volume 8 Jan Gossart and Bernart van Orley
- Volume 9a Joos van Cleve, Jan Provost, Joachim Patenier
- Volume 9b Joos van Cleve, Jan Provost, Joachim Patenier
- Volume 10 Lucas van Leyden and Other Dutch Masters of His Time
- Volume 11 The Antwerp Mannerists, Adriaen Ysenbrant
- Volume 12 Jan van Scorel and Pieter Coeck van Aelst
- Volume 13 Antonis Mor and his Contemporaries
- Volume 14 Pieter Bruegel
Digitisation of the series
In 2013, Acmis in Antwerp professionally digitised the series as part of KIK-IRPA's digitization policy. Despite several attempts to contact this publication's current rights holders, we could not reach them. If you believe your copyrights have been infringed, don't hesitate to contact KIK-IRPA.