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Under the Spell of Hercules Segers: Rembrandt and the Modernists

Mireille Cornelis, Eddy de Jongh and Leonore van Sloten


This book is printed in an edition of about 1.000. The publication is a collaborative project by Hercules Segers Stichting Amsterdam, Museum Het Rembrandthuis Amsterdam and Uitgeverij WBooks, Zwolle, 2016.

Price   :  
€ 29,95 (free shipping in Holland)
Availability  :  Starting October 6, 2016 available in bookstores and in Museum Het Rembrandthuis at € 29,95
Order  :  from The Hercules Segers Foundation (both in Dutch and English) info@herculessegersstichting.nl and uitgeverij WBooks
at € 29,95 (free shipping in Holland)
The publication was made possible in part by financial support from:
Gijselaar/Hintzenfonds, Amsterdam, Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds, Amsterdam, Stichting Goede Doelen, Breda, the Frans Mortelmans Foundation, Den Haag.

Hercules Segers
Inspiration is the life breath of art. For centuries, artists have influenced each other out of mutual admiration and rivalry, and this interaction has kept art in a constant state of motion.

Hercules Segers | click here

Rembrandt is an example of a leading master who not only trained many artists but has also had a visible influence on others. He too, however, sought inspiration from masters whom he admired. Among the works he greatly esteemed were those of the eccentric landscape painter and graphic artist from the northern Netherlands Hercules Segers (1589/90-1633/40). Segers was one of the most intriguing artists of the Golden Age.

It was not only his paintings that held Rembrandt's interest; the experimental character of his prints spurred Rembrandt in the latter's own graphic works. Rembrandt's fascination with Segers was surely shared with students and artist friends. The beginning of the twentieth century witnessed a revival of fascination with Segers' work, with various graphic artists using it as an example in their education. For example, Segers' work was introduced by Stanley William Hayter to artists in Paris and New York, including Max Ernst and Jackson Pollock.


Reinder Homan | click here


This star of the seventeenth century continues to be a source of inspiration to this day, as can be seen - in different ways - from the work of current artists such as Reinder Homan and Robert Zandvliet, and from the graphic works of Nono Reinhold, who studied under Hayter in Paris in the 1950s.



Nono Reinhold | click here



Willem van Leusden diligently attempted to unravel the secrets of Segers' etching technique and remained a lifelong devotee, also sharing this passion with his students.

Never before has a book been written on this compelling subject.

On the occasion of the exhibition of the same name at the Museum Het Rembrandthuis, the book "Under the Spell of Hercules Segers: Rembrandt and the Modernists" will be published, containing richly illustrated essays by main author Mireille Cornelis and co-authors Eddy de Jongh and Leonore van Sloten.


Robert Zandvliet | click here