Book Series Distinguished Contributions to the Study of the Arts in the Burgundian Netherlands, vol. 1.2

Early Netherlandish Painting in Budapest: Volume II

Susan Urbach

  • Pages: 327 p.
  • Size:210 x 297 mm
  • Illustrations:115 b/w, 174 col.
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2015

  • ISBN: 978-1-909400-29-0
  • Hardback
  • Available

Winner of the 2016 Opus Mirabile-Award, given by the Committee of Art History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.


"Der Katalog enthält daher eine der derzeit aktuellsten und vollständigsten Bibliografien zur niederländischen Malerei des 15. und frühen 16. Jahrhunderts." (Anna Simon, in: Journal für Kunstgeschichte, 20, 2016, Heft 2, p.165-166)

“Urbach has produced a publication that will long serve as a valuable reference work for scholars of both Netherlandish painting and the history of collecting of European Old Masters.” (Katelyn Hobbs, in Historians of Netherlandish Art, 2016)

"The fact that the entire collection has now been made accessible in a systematic catalogue will be highly appreciated (...) every scholar working in the field will be grateful that the important Budapest collection has now been made accessible in this exemplary way." (Matthias Weniger, in: The Burlington Magazine, Febr. 2017, CLIX, p. 133-134)

“(…) users will appreciate the richness of the catalogue (…) In any case, we can assert that Urbach achieved her goal stated in the introduction: “we hope [this] will provide a basis for further research on the collection”” (János Végh, in Acta Historiae Artium, 57, 2016, p. 212)


This is the first volume of a series of scholarly catalogues on Flemish paintings from the Szépművészeti Múzeum in Budapest.  Written by Dr Susan Urbach – emeritus curator of the museum and renowned scholar of Northern Renaissance Art – with the assistance of curator Ágota Varga and picture-conservator András Fáy, the catalogue includes extensive entries and bibliographical references on 49 works dating from c. 1460 to c. 1540. The volume covers about a third of the entire collection of Flemish Painting from the 15th century through to the 17th and includes the latest results of scholarly research and technical analysis.