This book contains descriptions and illustrations of all the cartoons, with essays about the draughtsmen and their working methods. Readers will also learn about the art-historical context of the cartoons and the conservation and restoration of this large collection of 500-year-old drawings.
Zsuzsanna van Ruyven-Zeman is an art historian, specialized in the history of stained glass and president of the Dutch Committee of Corpus Vitrearum. Arjan R. de Koomen is lecturer in art history at the University of Amsterdam. Antonie L. H. Hage is lecturer in culture and society at the Hogeschool Driestar, Gouda, and chairman of the Gouda Saint Johns Foundation. Jan Piet Filedt Kok is former director of collections at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam and professor emeritus of studio practices at the University of Amsterdam.