Dr. Angela Jager


Curator Dutch and Flemish Old Master Painting

E: jager@rkd.nl 
T: 070 3339725

Angela Jager

Curriculum vitae and duties

Angela Jager completed the bachelor Art History and the research master Art Studies at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). After receiving her PhD on the mass market for history paintings in seventeenth-century Amsterdam (UvA, 2016), she spent two years working as postdoctoral researcher at the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, followed by two years at the University of Geneva.

As of 1 November 2021, Angela Jager is Curator of Dutch and Flemish Old Master Painting at the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History. Alongside her regular tasks she is working on a new project: a collection catalogue of the Dutch and Flemish old master paintings from The Nivaagaard Collection, together with Jørgen Wadum.

Extra-curricular activities

In 2018 Angela Jager was appointed European Liaison of the Historians of Netherlandish Art (HNA). Since 2021 she has been producing the HNA’s monthly podcasts with Marsely Kehoe (Michigan University). In 2021 she was invited to join the Editorial Committee of the Brepols series Gouden Eeuw: New Perspectives on Dutch Seventeenth-Century Art.

Publications (selection)

  • with Stephanie Dickey, ‘New Light on Family Ties: Rembrandt, Vinck, Van Swanenburgh’Kroniek van het Rembrandthuis 2022
  • with Jørgen Wadum and Marta Domínquez-Delmás, ‘Unraveling a 17th-century North Netherlandish panel maker’International Journal of Wood Culture 2023
  • with Marije Osnabrugge and contributions by Susanna Bartels and Lucie Rochard, Op bezoek in de Republiek : reisverslagen uit de zeventiende en achttiende eeuw, Zwolle: WBOOKS, 2022
  • with Jørgen Wadum, and in collaboration with Aoife Daly, David Buti and Gianluca Pastorelli, ‘The Raid by Jan Brueghel I and Sebastiaen Vrancx: Prime Version and Autograph Replica’, in: Abigail Newman and Lieneke Nijkamp (eds.), Many Antwerp Hands: Collaborations in Netherlandish Art, Turnhout: Brepols 2021, pp. 115-128
  • ‘Een reconstructie van De vijf zintuigen door Karel van Mander III’ / ‘A reconstruction of The Five Senses by Karel van Mander III, RKD Bulletin 2021-1
  • The Mass Market for History Paintings in Seventeenth-Century Amsterdam: Production, Distribution and Consumption, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2020
  • ‘Selling paintings to Sweden: Toussaint Gelton’s correspondence with Pontus Fredrik de la Gardie’, Oud Holland: Journal for Art of the Low Countries 133 (2020), no. 2, pp. 108-127
  • with Anne Haack Christensen and Joyce Townsend (eds.), Grounds in European Painting 1550-1750 (CATS Proceedings V, 2019), London: Archetype Publications, 2020.
  • ‘Quantity over quality? Dutch and Flemish paintings in a Danish private collection’, in: Anne Haack Christensen and Angela Jager (eds.), Trading Paintings and Painter’s Materials, 1550-1800 (CATS Proceedings IV, 2018), London: Archetype Publications, 2019: pp. 26-38
  • ‘The workshop of Jacob de Wet (Haarlem, 1610-1675) and his mass production of history paintings’, Oud Holland: Journal for Art of the Low Countries 131 (2018), no. 2: pp. 67-108.
  • with Stijn Lybeert, Martine Vanwelden and Erik Verroken, ‘Natif d’Audenaerde? New insights into the origins of Adriaen Brouwer and his life in the Northern Netherlands’, in: Adriaen Brouwer: Master of Emotions, exhib. cat. Oudenaarde: MOU Oudenaarde 2018: pp. 37-49 (also in Dutch and French)
  • ‘”Everywhere illustrious history paintings that are a dime a dozen”: The Mass Market for History Painting in Seventeenth-Century Amsterdam’, JHNA 7 (March 2015). DOI: 10.5092/jhna.2015.7.1.2
  • ‘Barend Jansz. Slordt (ca. 1625-na 1690), galey-schilder uit Schermerhorn’, Oud Holland: Journal for Art of the Low Countries 127 (2014), no. 4: pp. 223-234