The Art Bulletin of Nationalmuseum is a journal that focuses on the history and theory of art, and is published in English. New for this year, 2020, is that Volume 26 is being produced in two issues; the first of these features in-depth examinations of the most significant acquisitions, in the form of scholarly articles.
The first fourteen articles have an emphasis on the acquisitions of Old Masters dating from the art of the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as well as older applied arts. They reflect both the history of collecting and significant works in the older European visual arts. Although the articles are mainly written by the museum’s scholarly staff, contributors include international colleagues and specialists, such as Michael Yonan, professor of art history at the University of California, Davis. His article offers an interpretation of Martin van Meytens’ portrait of court jeweller Johann Michael von Grosser, included in Nationalmuseum’s collections.
The second part of the Art Bulletin of Nationalmuseum (volume 26:2), is scheduled for publication later on.
The content of the two issues makes it clear that, in addition to the Wiros Fund and the museum’s own foundations, the Friends of Nationalmuseum is the major contributor to these rich acquisitions. They have also paid for the publication of the two issues that constitute Volume 26
Editorial Committee: Ludvig Florén, Carina Fryklund, Eva Lena Karlsson, Ingrid Lindell, Magnus Olausson, Martin Olin, Daniel Prytz and Cilla Robach
Editors: Ludvig Florén, Magnus Olausson och Martin Olin
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Foreword – Time to Look, Read and Explore
A Flower Garland by Daniel Seghers
Carina Fryklund and Lena Dahlén
A Drawing of David with the Head of Goliath Attributed to Simon Vouet
Henri Toutin’s Portrait of Anne of Austria. A New Acquisition from the Infancy of Enamel Portraiture
Portraits and Dining Services from the Grill Family
Eva-Lena Karlsson and Micael Ernstell
Four 18th-Century French Draughtsmen
Magnus Olausson, Martin Olin and Daniel Prytz
François-André Vincent and Johan Tobias Sergel. On a New Acquisition – Alcibiades Being Taught by Socrates, 1777
Argent Haché – Acquisitions from a Unique Collection
A Late Gustavian Secrétaire en armoire by Gustaf Adolf Ditzinger
In the Artist’s Studio. Auguste-Xavier Leprince and the Studio Interior as an Artistic Strategy
Italian Subjects from the Golden Age of Artistic Travel
The Danish Golden Age – an Acquisitions Project that Became an Exhibition
Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s Nude Studies
Royal Tableaux Vivants
Elsa Beskow’s Illustrations for The Tale of the Little, Little Old Woman (1897, c. 1947)
Martin van Meytens’s Portrait of Johann Michael von Grosser: The Business of Nobility