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Shifting Structures in the Dutch Printmaking Network

Shifting Structures in the Dutch Printmaking Network

Presented at the Sixteenth Century Society Conference, October 17, 2014.

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Matthew Lincoln

October 17, 2014
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  1. Shifting Structures in the Dutch Printmaking Network Matthew Lincoln University

    of Maryland @matthewdlincoln October 17, 2014 Sixteenth Century Society Conference
  2. © The Trustees of the British Museum From the Small

    Landscapes series, designed by Peter Paul Rubens, engraved by Schelte à Bolswert, published by Gillis Hendricx, c. 1638. British Museum, London. @matthewdlincoln
  3. © The Trustees of the British Museum @matthewdlincoln

  4. © The Trustees of the British Museum @matthewdlincoln What if

    we treat prints as indicies of a social network of production?
  5. How did the centralization of the Dutch printmaking network evolve

    as prints became more popular? @matthewdlincoln
  6. @matthewdlincoln British Museum Linked Open Data (collection.britishmuseum.org) prints between 1500-1750

    55,558 175,342 artistic relationships 5,112 discrete actors
  7. Peter Paul Rubens Schelte à Bolswert Gillis Hendricx designed @matthewdlincoln

  8. Peter Paul Rubens Schelte à Bolswert Gillis Hendricx @matthewdlincoln

  9. Titian Lucas van Uden Frans van den Wyngaerde after @matthewdlincoln

  10. Peter Paul Rubens Schelte à Bolswert Gillis Hendricx Titian Lucas

    van Uden Frans van den Wyngaerde @matthewdlincoln
  11. @matthewdlincoln

  12. @matthewdlincoln

  13. @matthewdlincoln explore change over time

  14. Figure from Padgett and Powell 2012, p. 6 @matthewdlincoln

  15. Images from the National Gallery of Art Online Editions (http://purl.org/nga/collection/artobject/60,

    accessed September 12, 2014) @matthewdlincoln
  16. @matthewdlincoln Number of prints with a Dutch creator in the

    British Museum
  17. Did artists centralize around expert printers? @matthewdlincoln © The Trustees

    of the British Museum “Sculptura in Æs”, from Johannes Stradanus’ Nova Reperta. Published by Philip Galle, c. 1588-1605. British Museum, London.
  18. Did artists decentralize as local expertise grew? © The Trustees

    of the British Museum “Sculptura in Æs”, from Johannes Stradanus’ Nova Reperta. Published by Philip Galle, c. 1588-1605. British Museum, London. @matthewdlincoln
  19. @matthewdlincoln Network Centralization Freeman 1978 “Centrality in Social Networks: Conceptual

    Clarification.” Social Networks 1, no. 3 (1978): 215–39.
  20. é More centralized ê More distributed @matthewdlincoln

  21. @matthewdlincoln é More centralized ê More distributed

  22. @matthewdlincoln •  Rapid centralization around 1580-1600 •  Swift re-distribution within

    a generation, reverting to a low level by 1640s •  Economic contraction in 1670s did not lead to a return of centralization
  23. @matthewdlincoln

  24. Portrait of Hendrick Hondius I from Image de divers hommes,

    engraved by Frederick Bouttats the Elder, published by Jan Meyssens, c. 1649. British Museum, London. @matthewdlincoln
  25. Autumn by Andries Stock after David Vinckboons. Published by Hondius,

    1618 Winter by Simon Frisius after David Vinckboons. Published by Hondius, 1618 @matthewdlincoln
  26. Hondius active: 1597-1650 @matthewdlincoln

  27. é More centralized ê More distributed @matthewdlincoln

  28. Actor-oriented? Network-oriented? @matthewdlincoln

  29. “In the short run, actors create relations; in the long

    run, relations create actors.” John Frederick Padgett and Walter W. Powell, “The Problem of Emergence,” in The Emergence of Organizations and Markets, ed. John Frederick Padgett and Walter W. Powell (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012), 3. @matthewdlincoln
  30. Matthew Lincoln University of Maryland matthewlincoln.net @matthewlincoln