The Roger-A. d’Hulst Collection

Research archive relating to scholarship on Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678) and other Flemish masters, including documentation of artworks

History, content and structure

Roger-A. d’Hulst (1917-1996), professor of art history at the University of Ghent, founded the Centrum Rubenianum and presided over the organization for some time. The documentation that he built up for his research was donated to the Rubenianum after his death and most of it has been incorporated into the documentation on works of art.

In 1974 d’Hulst published a catalogue raisonné in which he included the entire oeuvre of Jacob Jordaens’s drawings. The work archive that he built up for this purpose is preserved as a separate collection and contains notes, correspondence and visual material relating to Jordaens. The collection is structured thematically.


Consulting this source

The Jordaens documentation in the d’Hulst Collection is freely accessible. An overview of the different themes and a description of the collection (prepared according to the COMETA model) are available in the reading room. The artist files from the d’Hulst collection, which are preserved separately, can be found by the artist’s name on the online catalogue.