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The Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer

The lecture-only module will examine some of the wealth of artistic production in the Netherlands in the seventeenth century. The module will be based around the study of Rembrandt and Vermeer as contrasting and complementary figures who represent some of the diverse tendencies of the time. This will entail the study of the development of individual styles and subject matter ranging from history painting to portraiture, landscape and genre painting. The distinct artistic character associated with centres of production, even ones that were geographically close, will be assessed with an emphasis on Amsterdam, Delft and Utrecht. The final block of the module will look at the posthumous reputations of Rembrandt and Vermeer, examining questions of attribution, authenticity, canonicity and rediscovery.


Dr Philip McEvansoneya

How to apply

The closing date for online and postal applications is Friday the 16th of September for the Michaelmas term and Friday the 13th January for the Hilary term. You may register and pay by credit/Visa debit card online at after 16th August or you can download an application form and send it with a cheque/money order made payable to Trinity College Dublin number 1 account to: Dr Patricia Stapleton, Evening and Short Courses administrator, School of Histories and Humanities, Room 3141, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2. Applications may be made in person in Room 3141, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin between 16th and 27th August from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. or by appointment.


€150 for the full year or €85 per term/*Concession: €75 for the full year or €45 per term. The concession rate is available to second and third level students and people whose primary source of income is social welfare, health board or a government-sponsored employment scheme.

Time and place

This is a daytime course. Please check our website after 16th August 2015 for update or text INFO followed by your name and address to 087 257 2016.


This lecture-only module comprises one lecture per week over two twelve-week terms commencing week beginning Monday 26 September 2016 and recommencing Monday 16 January 2017. There is a one week break in each term (7 - 11 November 2016 and 27 February – 3 March 2017) when no lectures will take place.