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Me Fecit

Editor: Maryan-W. Ainsworth
Publishing Manager: Johan Van der Beke
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ISSN 2565-8557

Method of peer review
single-blind undertaken by a specialist member of the Board or an external specialist

Renaissance Painting, Medieval Painting, Art History, Painting Techniques, Painters, Artistic Production, Iconography, Art Patronage, 15th-16th century


As a sign not only of burgeoning self-awareness, but also of a certain level of excellence long maintained by the medieval craft tradition, early Renaissance artists began to inscribe their paintings along with the declaration “Me fecit”.

This series, which takes its inspiration from this phrase, features paintings produced by artists of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries that are deemed autograph owing to inscriptions, to reliable documentary evidence, or to self-portraiture within the work or works. The aim is to explore such paintings in an interdisciplinary manner from all points of view: the nature of the documentation, the physical characteristics and the working procedure evident, the place of the painting(s) within the oeuvre of the artist, the iconographic problems, and the unique manner by which the artist solved the challenges of individual commission.

Each book in the series will attempt to unite the results of the technical investigation of paintings with art historical concerns in order to provide the most fully integrated study possible of documented works by a number of well-known artists. In turn, it is hoped that in-depth views of artistic production will provide the foundation for the investigation of other works or oeuvres. These publications may be the product of one or several authors, or enriched by collaborations among specialists in different fields of expertise.

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Jan Massys (c. 1510 – 1573)

Renaissance Painter of Flemish Female Beauty Maria Clelia Galassi
ISBN 978-2-503-60720-7 MEF 14 | 2024 € 150,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

Jan van Eyck’s Crucifixion and Last Judgment: Solving a Conundrum

Maryan Ainsworth (ed)
ISBN 978-2-503-59690-7 MEF 13 | 2022 € 125,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

Jean Bellegambe (c. 1470-1535/36)

Making, Meaning and Patronage of his Works Anna Koopstra
ISBN 978-2-503-57437-0 MEF 11 | 2022 € 100,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

Harmony in Bright Colors. Memling’s God the Father with Singing and Music-Making Angels Restored

Lizet Klaassen, Dieter Lampens (eds)
ISBN 978-2-503-58028-9 MEF 12 | 2021 € 100,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

Workshop Practice in Early Netherlandish Painting: Case Studies from Van Eyck through Gossart

Maryan-W. Ainsworth (ed)
ISBN 978-2-503-56668-9 MEF 10 | 2017 € 110,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

Jan de Beer, Gothic Renewal in Renaissance Antwerp

Dan Ewing
ISBN 978-2-503-55531-7 MEF 9 | 2016 € 180,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

Joos van Cleve

A Sixteenth-Century Antwerp Artist and his Workshop Micha Leeflang
ISBN 978-2-503-55436-5 MEF 8 | 2015 € 160,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

The Making of Hispano-Flemish Style

Art, Commerce, and Politics in Fifteenth-Century Castile Ronda Kasl
ISBN 978-2-503-54624-7 MEF 7 | 2014 € 130,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

Cornelis Engebrechtsz (c. 1460-1527)

A Sixteenth-Century Leiden Artist and his Workshop Jan Piet Filedt-Kok, Walter Gibson
ISBN 978-2-503-54223-2 MEF 6 | 2014 € 160,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)


Northern Renaissance Studies in Honor of Molly Faries Julien Chapuis (ed)
ISBN 978-2-503-52768-0 MEF 5 | 2008 € 80,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback) ISBN 978-2-503-53815-0 € 80,00 EXCL. VAT   (E-book)

Making and Marketing: Studies of the Painting Process in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Netherlandish Workshops

Molly Faries (ed)
ISBN 978-2-503-51605-9 MEF 4 | 2006 € 85,00 EXCL.VAT  (Paperback) ISBN 978-2-503-53814-3 € 85,00 EXCL. VAT   (E-book)

Retablo de Isabel la Católica

Chiyo Ishikawa
ISBN 978-2-503-50958-7 MEF 2 | 2004 € 65,00 EXCL.VAT  (Paperback)

Stefan Lochner. Image Making in Fifteenth-Century Cologne

With contributions by Peter Klein and Truus van Bueren Julien Chapuis
ISBN 978-2-503-50567-1 MEF 3 | 2004 € 125,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

Rogier van der Weyden. St. Luke Drawing the Virgin. Selected Essays in Context

C. Purtle (ed)
ISBN 978-2-503-50572-5 MEF 1 | 1998 € 65,00 EXCL.VAT  (Paperback)