Godfrey Kneller, A Scholar in His Study, about 1668, oil on canvas. Gift of Dr and Mrs Alfred Bader, 1978 (22-007)
Immerse yourself in Godfrey Kneller’s A Scholar in His Study (around 1668). This work has a new online Digital Agnes feature, which encourages close looking and reveals new perspectives.
Gain interdisciplinary insights into the artwork through the eyes of a historian, an art historian and a book conservator. Drawing on experts at Queen’s, the insights come from Professor and Principal Emeritus Daniel Woolf, Department of History; Professor Stephanie Dickey, Bader Chair in Northern Baroque Art, Department of Art History and Art Conservation; and Conservator Natasa Krsmanovic, W. D. Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections and Queen’s University Archives. These voices are augmented by an informative text by Curatorial Assistant, European Art Maxime Valsamas.
Kneller’s work most likely dates to his time in the Netherlands, where he studied with Ferdinand Bol and the great master Rembrandt van Rijn. Very little has been published on Kneller’s connection to Rembrandt and his circle. This digital development project illuminates the rich collections and research happening at Agnes.