Assignment Three – Prints for Sale

Market/clientele:  17th century merchants Devotional/Religious Narrative Allegorical Dutch Landscapes Domestic interior scenes Still life (allegorical or otherwise) Portraits Historical/social factors: 17th Century Netherlands emerging from 80 years war with Spain. Large wealthy merchant class as country became a political and trading power. North protestant fighting against Spain. South staunchly Catholic. Not much spending on religious […]