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

Middelkoop, Norbert
June 2010
Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art;Jun2010, Vol. 2 Issue 1/2, p1
Academic Journal
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.


Related Articles

  • Sleeping giants. Maneker, Roberta // Art & Antiques;Jun2005, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p57 

    This article focuses on matters related to the current most collectible painting genres in the United States. Handicapping art is only slightly safer than betting the horses. The Mei/Moses Fine Art Index, which undertakes to analyze art as investment, concludes that from 1953 to 2003 art had an...

  • Jeff Gambill at Rosamund Felsen. Duncan, Michael // Art in America;May96, Vol. 84 Issue 5, p116 

    Reviews Jeff Gambill's paintings, which were on exhibition at the Rosamund Felsen Gallery in Santa Monica. Inclusions of the painting `Blessed Are They Which Do Hunger and Thirst After Righteousness'; What is Gambill's personal investment.

  • And on our Web site,.  // Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);10/17/2005, Vol. 22 Issue 42, p6 

    Presents an update on issues and events related to the gambling industry in the U.S. as of October 2005. Sale of the paintings of Vincent van Gogh; Comments on the importance of the industry to economy of New Orleans.

  • specialties.  // Chemical Week;10/30/2002, Vol. 164 Issue 43, p28 

    Presents an update related to specialties chemical industry as of October 30, 2002. Business plans of Procter & Gamble; Acquisition of Fargo Paint by Cloverdale Paint; Move of Bayer to increase the price of its resins.

  • Wild Heliotrope.  // Magazine Antiques;Sep/Oct2013, Vol. 180 Issue 5, p52 

    An image of the painting "Wild Heliotrope," by the American artist John Gamble, is presented.

  • The die is cast. Waugh, Douglas // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;03/01/97, Vol. 156 Issue 5, p692 

    Discusses the role of the government in the growth of gambling in Canada. Penetration in the market through government-sponsored lotteries; Fund-raising through legalized gambling; Redirection of the funds to combat gambling addiction; Success of casinos and lotteries.

  • `Ask the gambling question,' FPs told as `secret' addiction becomes more common. Kramer, Dee // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;07/01/97, Vol. 157 Issue 1, p61 

    Focuses on the gambling addiction in Canada. How physicians are being advised on ways to determine if patients have a compulsive gambling problem; Statistics on the Canadian gambling industry. INSET: Don't make assumptions about substance abuse in elderly..

  • Investing in gaming a sure bet. Hawcroft, Sam; Kelly, Judi // Asian Business Review;Dec96, p72 

    Focuses on the continued growth of the gaming and waging industry in Asia. Involvement of Asians in gambling as a source of entertainment and public revenues; Governments' spending plans for casinos and other gambling establishments; Expected problems in opening up new gaming venues in several...

  • Needed look at gambling.  // Christian Science Monitor;11/19/96, Vol. 88 Issue 248, p20 

    Editorial. Discusses the creation of federal commission examining the impact of gambling on American society. Reference to legislation creating commission; Arguments in favor of gambling; Influence of casinos in United States.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics