TITLE

Gillis Coignet and the Amsterdam Lottery of 1592: Locating an Extraordinary Night Scene

AUTHOR(S)
Middelkoop, Norbert
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art;Jun2010, Vol. 2 Issue 1/2, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In 1592, the Flemish artist Gillis Coignet I (ca.1542-1599) produced a highly unusual painting for the Amsterdam Dolhuis (Madhouse) representing a nocturnal lottery organized to support the expansion of the building. This article investigates the iconography of the painting in relation to the historical circumstances surrounding this lengthy lottery (68 days and nights). It also places the painting in the context of (rare) depictions of current events.
ACCESSION #
76437730

 

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