High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands

Art and Immigration
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Art and Immigration

(Jaap Harskamp) The Low Countries - 2012, № 20, pp. 250-259

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From the outset, England was a major market to which the Flemish exported their paintings, tapestries, illuminated manuscripts and other works of art. After Antwerp had set the example in the 16th century, Amsterdam would follow in its place. Artists from the Low Countries were invited to England as early as the beginning of that century. They were acutely aware of the distinct contribution they made to the arts in Britain. It was not until the 18th century that the Dutch and Flemish artistic presence in Britain began to wane.

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