JVDPPP is systematically studying the oil paintings on oak panels by Jacques Jordaens (1593-1678) and Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641). A comprehensive dendrochronological survey and the recording and collating of the Antwerp panel makers’ and Guild brand marks on the reverse of the panels, combined with new archival research and traditional art historical scholarship, will throw new light on these artists, their oeuvres and painting on wood panels in the 17th century.
Its results and findings will be made accessible for the widest possible audience through the JVDPPP website and the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History databases. Its archival research will be translated into English, as will out of copyright articles on Van Dyck and Jordaens originally published in German, French and Dutch.
JVDPPP is also the funder of the panel marks part (the marks discovered by JVDPPP during the project and 1,000 marks collected by Prof. em. Dr. Jørgen Wadum over the course of his career) of the RKD Marks on Art database. This database will be publicly and freely accessible. It will include marks on copper supports, carved altarpieces, sculpture (wood and stone) and furniture.