Painting and the Market in Early Modern Antwerp

This insightful book explores the ways in which Flemish painting between 1550 and 1650 both represented and reflected the burgeoning capitalism of Antwerp, Europe`s major port of the time. The author focuses on market-scene paintings as well as on the interaction between painters and markets, arguing that certain modern ways of collecting and valuing paintings had their roots in this period.
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February 8, 1999
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