Nelleke de Vries
PhD Student

In my research, entitled “Migrating Motifs. On the influence of prints and the open market on the migration and adaptation of iconographical inventions between Northern and Southern Europe in 1450-1550”, I examine the diffusion, exchange and geography of Christian iconography between the Low Countries, Southern Germany, and Italy, with a focus on the influence of early modern prints and drawings. Before joining the SACRIMA team in August 2018, I worked at the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History, the Gemäldegalerie der Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, and Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar. I received my BA and MA in Art History at Utrecht University.


  • N. de Vries & J. Rinnooy Kan, Het geschilderde oeuvre van Hendrik Jan Wolter, RKD Monograph. (Appears in 2018 as part of the digital publication series RKD Monographs).
  • N. de Vries & J. Rinnooy Kan, ‘Mede mogelijk gemaakt door de
    minister: Hendrik Jan Wolter als reizend kunstenaar/Powered by the
    minister: Hendrik Jan Wolter as a traveling artist’, RKD Bulletin 2017
    no. 2, pp. 47-53.
  • K. Kleinert & N. de Vries, ‘Ein “Brantje” als Geschenk’, Museums Journal 2 (April/June 2017), pp. 16-17.
  • N. de Vries, ‘Een onverwachte ontmoeting. De iconografie van de Florentijnse tondo’, Article 17 (Winter 2016/2017), pp. 32-35.