Ellis Dullaart, MA


Curator Dutch and Flemish Old Master Painting

E: e.dullaart@rkd.nl 
T: 070 3339728

Ellis Dullaart

Curriculum vitae and duties

Ellis Dullaart (1985) graduated as an art historian from Utrecht University in 2007, with a thesis on the Leiden genre painter Quiringh Gerritsz. van Brekelenkam. Two years later she completed the Research Master Art History of the Low countries in European Context at the same university. During an internship at the Rijksmuseum she contributed to the second volume of the collection catalogue Dutch Paintings of the Seventeenth Century in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam (forthcoming). She also spent five months as an intern at the Staatliches Museum Schwerin.

Dullaart began working at the RKD as a post-graduate intern and was employed a year later as staff member Registration and Documentation at the department Old Netherlandish Painting. She was promoted to curator Dutch and Flemish Old Master Painting in 2013, with a focus on landscape- and genre painting from the seventeenth and early eighteenth century.

More recently, Ellis contributed to exhibition catalogues on Pieter de Hooch (Museum Prinsenhof Delft, 2019), Allart van Everdingen (Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, 2021) and Aelbert Cuyp (Dordrechts Museum, 2021). Currently, she is project manager for the RKD Study Frans Hals and his workshop. Also, she is working on a collection catalogue of the Dutch and Flemish landscape paintings in the collection of the Szépmüvészeti Múzeum in Budapest, and she is preparing a large-scale inventory of the full collection of Dutch paintings of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen.  Additionally, Ellis regularly hosts presentations and workshops at the RKD, such as the masterclass Recognize the Hand.

Publications (selection)

  • ‘The RKD and the Collectie Nederland. The Piek-van Ditmar bequest’, in: RKD Bulletin 2022/1
  • ‘A special little book’, in: C.M. Klinkert & Y. Bleyerveld (eds.), Allart van Everdingen 1621-1675. Master of the Rugged Landscape, ex.cat. Alkmaar (Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar) 2021, pp. 104-115
  • S. Paarlberg (ed.), In the light of Cuyp. Aelbert Cuyp & Gainsborough, Constable, Turner, ex.cat. Dordrecht (Dordrechts Museum) 2021, cat.nos. 2, 15, 16a-b, 20, 21, 23, 27, 32, 33a-b
  • 'De "Meester van de geleende motieven": Hans Rottenhammer, Jan Brueghel de Oude en Gerrit Dou in de mix', in: Ch. Dumas, R.E.O. Ekkart en C. van de Puttelaar (eds.), Connoisseurship. Essays in Honour of Fred G. Meijer, 2020, pp. 81-88
  • A. Jansen (ed.), Pieter de Hooch in Delft. Uit de schaduw van Vermeer, ex.cat. Delft (Museum Prinsenhof Delft) 2019, cat.nos. 9, 12, 15a-15c, 16, 17, 20, 21
  • Review ‘Junko Aono, Confronting the Golden Age, 2015’, College Art Association, CAAreviews.com, 2017 (http://dx.doi.org/10.3202/caa.reviews.2017.72)
  • ‘Genremalerei der Leidener „Fijnschilders“ in Schwerin‘ in: Gero Seelig (ed.), Die holländische Genremalerei in Schwerin, 2010, pp. 21-41 (also biographies and entries, pp. 66-70, 134-137, 147-153, 178-180, 203-215, 220-228)