Base de données : lancement de « Friedländer 3.0 »

Last Thursday, The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels) presented the Friedländer 3.0 database, developed by the Centre for the Study of the Flemish Primitives.
The presentation took place in the Rijksmuseum during the international symposium on the occasion of the 150th birthday of Max J. Friedländer.
This project is the first to offer online all fourteen volumes of Friedländer’s English edition of Early Netherlandish Painting (1967-1976), downloadable and searchable by OCR (optical character recognition).
It also offers an online database in which all records of paintings in this edition are included, updated and extended with the records of the Centre for the Study of the Flemish Primitives.
With this web tool, the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage makes the unique documentation of its specialized study center accessible and invites the scholarly community to contribute to keeping the information up to date.

For the Early Netherlandish Painting volumes see :
The Friedländer 3.0 database is available at :

The database can be considered as the third, updated and digitized, edition of the major reference publication on Ealry Netherlandish Painting, written by Max J. Friedländer, of which a first edition, in German, was published in Berlin-Leyden, 1924-1937 a second, updated edition, in English, was published in Leyden, 1967-1976.
The Friedländer 3.0 database includes all the records from the second, English edition, published in 1967-1976 in close collaboration, among others, with the Centre for the Study of the Flemish Primitives.
You can download the different volumes here.
The database is organised according to the concept of ‘group’.
This means that the list of paintings classified under a certain artist includes works by his own hand as well as works of anonymous assistants, pupils and contemporary followers and copies.
The Friedländer 3.0 database is initiated by our committee member Jean-Luc Pypaert and partially overlaps the files assembled since the early fifties by the scientific staff of the Study Centre.
The database is being completed and updated regularly.

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