New Dutch & Flemish
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts 1450 - 1700
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish series was launched in the 1990s with the aim of updating and perfecting the information contained in the earlier volumes of the Hollstein Dutch & Flemish series that Friedrich Hollstein himself compiled until his death in 1957. The improvements of the Hollstein series in recent years made the shortcomings of the early volumes unacceptable. Only about one-quarter of the catalogued prints were illustrated in them.
This alone was enough to make the early volumes obsolete. Moreover, all the serious users agree that the information they contain is often incomplete and sometimes inaccurate. The higher standards of research, including extensive travelling by compilers resulting in fewer lacunae, the policy of reproducing nearly every entry, the addition of much information to the entries, are among the evident merits of the new volumes. It has been decided not to work alphabetically, but to develop a publishing schedule combining filling in clear desiderata while offering a multi-facetted line of products.