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.