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Title :

What's in a name? : forging an identity : portraits of Nicolaes Tulp (1593-1674)

Author :
GRIFFEY, Erin ;
Publication year :
1997
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Through an exploration of the portraits identified with the name Nicolaes Tulp, a doctor and magistrate in 17th c. Amsterdam, this paper analyses the visual persona of Tulp. Asserts that the portraits played an active shaping role in the construction of his identity. Explores how Tulp's identity was forged in response to his changing social, professional, and political roles. This identity was constructed by and refers to a complex series of inanimate (the tulip), portrayed (Lipsius, Vesalius, members of the Amsterdam elite), and 'real' historical references (Jan Six). Also examines how Tulp's identity was recreated in the 19th c. through family politics, faulty attributions, and nationalist historiography. Portraits previously considered anonymous were newly identified as 'Tulp.' ;
Pagination/Size :
10 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Historiographie ; Pays-Bas ; Peinture ; Portrait ; Représentation ; Tulipe ; Tulp, Nicolaas, 1593-1674 ; 1600-1700 ; 1800-1900 ;
Descriptors :
Historiography ; Netherlands ; Painting ; Portraits ; Representation ; Tulips ; Tulp, Nicolaas, 1593-1674 ; 1600-1700 ; 1800-1900 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Dutch crossing, 1997, 21, 2, winter
INIST identifier :
24999438 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0309-6564 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Centre for Low Countries Studies, London
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;