Simiolus has become a journal of record for studies in Netherlandish art. Over the past decades, we have had the privilege of publishing many of the most influential and exciting papers in the field, and our ambition to continue doing so remains undiminished.

We are therefore interested in all original contributions on the history of Dutch and Flemish art especially, and if accepted, offer to pay for the cost of translation into English of manuscripts submitted in Dutch, German or French.

Articles in the current issue (vol. 39-4)


The woodworker and the Redemption: the right shutter of the Merode triptych

Malcolm Russell


Imagining Hieronymus Bosch in colonial Peru: foreign sources, indigenous responses

Daan van Heesch


Baglione on Flemish diligenza and the Italian maniera pittoresca in landscape and still life

Stefano Pierguidi


The bad bat: on two painted fables by Pieter Boel in Frankfurt am Main and Munich

Lisanne Wepler


Jan Steen’s history paintings and Dutch art theory: comments and corrections by Gerard de Lairesse

Rosalie van Gulick


A nocturnal odalisque: Picasso’s Nude in front of a garden at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Jan van Adrichem


Book review – Vermeer and the masters of genre painting

Peter Hecht


Book review – De l’expertise artistique à la vulgarisation au siècle des Lumières: Jean-Baptiste Descamps

Everhard Korthals Altes