This publication is a workable chronology for Cornelis Schut?s paintings with an analysis of style, iconography and patronage, taking into account past scholarship.
This publication is a monograph on the Antwerp artist, whose surviving oeuvre dates from the mid-1620s to the 1650s. A prolific master whose known paintings number over one hundred, Schut achieved considerable succes during his lifetime. This study sets Schut's life and career within the context of the artistic and cultural milieu of his time, defining his role in the emergence of a new style after the death of Rubens in 1640, and considers his impact on future generations. A workable chronology for Schut's paintings is established through an analysis of style, iconography and patronage, taking into account past scholarship. The artists's working methods and studio practices and his output in other media are also discussed. A separate chapter is devoted to the numerous graland pictures he executed in collaboration with the Jesuit flower painter Daniel Seghers. A complete catalogue raisonné of Schut's paintings, the first of its kind, is presented.