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Forthcoming Presentations

'Jacob Christoff Le Blon and Trichromatic Printing: Its Standard, Experiments and impromptu Solutions', presentation during the conference Ordering Colours in 18th and early 19th Century Europe, Technische Universität, Berlin. Online conference on Fridays 5, 12 and 19 June 2020. Find the programme here (PDF 71KB). Participation is free, to attend register at


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Recent Publications

Nadine Orenstein and Ad Stijnman, ‘Bitten with Spirit: Etching Materials and Techniques in the Sixteenth Century’, in Catherine Jenkins, Nadine M. Orenstein, and Freyda Spira, The Renaissance of Etching, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art; New Haven, London: Yale University Press, 2019, pp. 15–23: 9 fig.

§ The exhibition in the Metropolitan Museum, New York, is from 23 October 2019 to 20 January 2020, after which it moves to the Albertina, Vienna, from 12 February to 10 May 2020.

Ad Stijnman, 'Dans l'atelier du maître: les techniques de gravure de Rembrandt', in Jaco Rutgers, Ad Stijnman, Rembrandt graveur: la comédie humain, Grenoble: Éditions Glénat, 2019, pp. 28–39.

§ Discusses the etching and printing techniques of Rembrandt van Rijn, with references to posthumous works and falsifications, for the catalogue of the collection of Rembrandt prints of the Fonds Glénat, Grenoble:

Ad Stijnman, ‘Medienästhetik’, in Medienphantasie und Medienreflexion in der Frühen Neuzeit: Festschrift für Jörg Jochen Berns, hrsg. von Thomas Rahn und Hole Rößler, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2018 (Wolfenbütteler Forschungen, hrsg. von der Herzog August Bibliothek; Bd. 157), pp. 403–405: 1 Abb. (download here, PDF 146KB) + Medienästhetik, etching on blue Zerkall paper, 2018, ed. of 50, going with 50 copies of the Festschrift.

Elizabeth Savage & Ad Stijnman, ‘Une histoire des matériaux et techniques de l'impression en couleur en Occident’ = ‘A History of Materials and Techniques for Western Colour Printing’, in Under the Rainbow, Lausanne: ECAL, 2018, pp. 171–220, 10 fig.

Ad Stijnman, ‘Septem Peccata Mortalia: A Newly Found First State of a Xylographic Single Sheet Text 1470–80’, in Wolfenbütteler Notizen zur Buchgeschichte 42, 1/2 (2017), ed. Andrea Opitz, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2018, pp. 45–62, 6 Fig.

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