Course Description

The Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer

Trinity College Dublin

The lecture-only module will examine Netherlands’ wealth of artistic production in the seventeenth century, primarily studying Rembrandt and Vermeer. These contrasting and complementary figures represent the diverse tendencies of the time.

The course will focus on the development of individual styles and subject matter ranging from history painting to portraiture, landscape, and genre painting. The distinct artistic character associated with centres of production, even ones that were geographically close, will be assessed with an emphasis on Amsterdam, Delft and Utrecht. The final block of the module will look at the posthumous reputations of Rembrandt and Vermeer, examining questions of attribution, authenticity, canonicity and rediscovery.

This module is led by Dr Philip McEvansoneya, whose research focuses on the history of art in Ireland, Britain, France, and the Netherlands, with particular reference to the history of collections and the history of institutions.

You may apply online or by telephone as follows:

Online: Register and pay by credit/debit card online after enrolments open at:

By telephone: Text ‘APPLY FOR COURSE’ to +353 (0)87 2572015* and you will receive a call back confirming your registration. The phone will be busy during the application period so responses may be delayed. Please do not call to enroll for this course.

Please check the School of Histories and Humanities website in August for updates on this course at:

College Name Trinity College Dublin
Course Category Art History, Humanities & Social Sciences
Course Type Seminar
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 2
Course Fee 170. There is also a concession rate of €90 available to all those retired, over 65s, and those on a government pension / payment plan and the unwaged, including second- and third-level students.
Course Duration This lecture-only module comprises of two lectures per week over one term commencing in September 2023.
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College Green, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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