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Prof. dr. H.T. (Hugo) van der Velden

Rijksmuseum Professor of Medieval Art
Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Kunstgeschiedenis
Photographer: Jeroen Oerlemans

Visiting address
  • Turfdraagsterpad 15
  • Room number: 3.02
Postal address
  • Postbus 94551
    1090 GN Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Publications



    Hugo van der Velden, The donor’s image. Gerard Loyet and the votive portraits of Charles the Bold, Turnhout (Brepols Publishers) 2000, XII + 388 pp.


    In preparation:

    Hugo van der Velden, Jan van Eyck in Holland, (expected 2015)


    Selected Publications


    Hugo van der Velden, “A reply to Volker Herzner and a note on the putative author of the Ghent Quatrain”, Simiolus 35 (2011), pp. 131-141


    Hugo van der Velden, “The quatrain of The Ghent altarpiece”, Simiolus 35 (2011), pp. 5-39


    Hugo van der Velden, “Boekbespreking van Friso Lammertse en Jeroen Giltaij (red.), Vroege Hollanders. Schilderkunst van de late middeleeuwen, Rotterdam (Museum Boijmans van Beuningen) 2008”, Oud Holland 123 (2010), pp. 305-313


    Hugo van der Velden, various entries, Susan Marti, Till-Holger Borchert, Gabriele Keck (ed.), Karl der Kühne (1433-1477). Kunst, Krieg und Hofkultur, Brussels 2008, nr. 65, p. 252; nrs 73-74, p. 260 


    Hugo van der Velden, “Diptych Altarpieces and the Principle of Dextrality”, John Hand, Ron Spronk (ed.), Essays in Context: Unfolding the Netherlandish Diptych, Cambridge and New Haven 2006, 124-155


    Hugo van der Velden, “A Prayer Roll of Henry Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick”, Jeffrey F. Hamburger, Anne S. Korteweg (eds), Tributes in Honor of James H. Marrow. Studies in Painting and Manuscript Illumination of the Late Middle Ages and Northern Renaissance, London and Turnhout 2006, pp. 521-549 


    Hugo van der Velden, “Huizinga en Van Eyck. De Herfsttij bezien door de bril van Jeremia”, De Gids, 168 (2005), pp 141-151


    Hugo van der Velden, “A prayer roll of Henry Beauchamp, duke of Warwick”, exhibition catalogue Gothic: Art for England 1400-1547, London (V&A) 2003 


    Hugo van der Velden, “Karel de Stoute op bedevaart: de aanschaf van pelgrimstekens door de graaf van Charolais”, H.J.E. van Beuningen, A.M. Koldeweij (ed.), Heilig en Profaan II. 1200 laatmiddeleeuwse insignes uit openbare en particuliere collecties, Cothen 2001, pp. 234-241 


    Hugo van der Velden, “Petrus Christus's Our Lady of the Dry Tree. A note on the influence of the veneration of images on early Netherlandish painting”, Wessel Reinink, Jeroen Stumpel (ed.), Memory & Oblivion. Proceedings of the XXIXth International Congress of the History of Art held in Amsterdam, 1-7 September 1996, Dordrecht 1999, p. 635


    Hugo van der Velden, “Medici votive images and the scope and limits of likeness”, Luke Syson, Nicholas Mann (ed.), The Image of the Individual. Portraits in the renaissance, London 1998, pp. 126-137


    Hugo van der Velden, “Defrocking St Eloy: Petrus Christus’s Vocational portrait of a goldsmith”, Simiolus, 26 (1998), pp. 242-276


    Hugo van der Velden, “Petrus Christus's Our Lady of the Dry Tree”, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 60 (1997), pp. 89-110


    Hugo van der Velden, “Gebeurlijcke wercking en wesentlijcke hoedanigheyt. Exemplum en personificatie in Hertels Ripa-uitgave”, De Zeventiende Eeuw, 11 (1995), pp. 42-55


    Hugo van der Velden, “Cambyses reconsidered: Gerard David's exemplum iustitiae for Bruges town hall”, Simiolus, 23 (1995), pp. 40-62


    Hugo van der Velden, “Cambyses for example: the origins and functions of an ‘exemplum iustitiae' in Netherlandish art of the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth centuries”, Simiolus, 23 (1995), pp. 5-39


    Hugo van der Velden, “De broer van de koning met de dood bedreigd: een ‘exemplum iustitiae’ in de vijftiende- en zestiende-eeuwse Nederlandse kunst”, Oud Holland, 108 (1994), pp. 157-170

  • Publications


    • van der Velden, H. (chair), Ferente, S. (organiser), Brüggen Israëls, M. (organiser), Damen, M. (organiser) & Koopmans, J. (organiser) (17-12-2021). Reflection - POSTPONED, Amsterdam. This event has been postponed to spring 2022, due to the present Covid situation!The law of reflection states that the angle of incidence equals the (…) (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • van der Velden, H. (chair), Ferente, S. (organiser), Brüggen Israëls, M. (organiser), Damen, M. (organiser) & Koopmans, J. (organiser) (17-12-2021). Reflection Online: Totentanz. Totentanz is an animation opera produced by the Dutch stage director Wim Trompert, based on Bernt Notke’s Dance of Death, formerly in Lübeck, painted (…) (organising a conference, workshop, ...).


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