Max J. Friedländer

Photo archive Friedländer

In 1958 the RKD inherited the substantial photograph archive from the German art historian Max J. Friedländer ( 1867-1958). It comprises thousands of photographs and reproductions, including almost 15,000 of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century paintings from the Northern and Southern Netherlands. What makes this material so unique is that Friedländer provided notes for many of the images. The notes are regarding aspects such as the attribution, provenance or condition of the paintings and are indexed using transcriptions.

Consulting the images

A substantial number of images of Northern and Southern Netherlands paintings from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries have already been indexed in RKDimages and can be found in the Friedländer project. The original photographs and reproductions are stored in a separate archive and can be consulted by appointment.

Photographs with expertises by Friedländer

The RKD also owns photographs with expertises by Friedländer. The majority of these were not part of the Friedländer's photo archive but made their way to the RKD by other means. These photographs are also indexed (both back and front) in RKDimages and can be found in the 'Friedländer project: photographic documentation with expertises by M.J. Friedländer'.


Photographs with expertises by Friedländer

Meester van de Aanbidding van Khanenko
Virgin and Child
Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Joachim Patinir
Landschap met de ontmoeting van de HH. Paulus de Heremiet en Antonius Abt , ca. 1515-1520
Private collection
attributed to Meester van de Brandon Portretten
Portrait of a man , tweede kwart 16de eeuw
Parke-Bernet Galleries 1956-10-17, nr. 20
Master of the Female Half-Lengths
De H. Maria Magdalena schrijvend , eerste helft 16de eeuw
Cologne, Gemälde-Galerie Abels
studio of Jan van Scorel
The Lamentation with members of the Van Egmont family , 1535-1540
Utrecht, Centraal Museum, inv./ 11208
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