Hans J. Van Miegroet
Professor of Art and Art History
Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara 1988
M.A., Ghent University (Belgium) 1983
Hans J. Van Miegroet was trained at the Higher Institute for Art History and Archaeology of the University of Ghent (Belgium) and received his Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is engaged in exploring Art & Markets at the interface of the humanities, social sciences, law and the sciences. He has adopted a scientific collaborative model to conducting research on emerging Art Markets, legal questions related to copyright and cultural heritage and visual culture as a commercial pursuit. This approach has made it possible to create, and sustain, a variety of new research strategies and modes of interpretation, attractive to scholars and students from the humanities, law, the natural sciences and the social sciences. His publications include books on Konrad Witz and Gerard David, and co-authored studies on Mapping Markets for European Paintings in the Early Modern Period (2006), “History of Art Markets,” in Handbook on the Economics of Art and Culture, Elsevier Science, Amsterdam-London-Tokyo, 2006, pp. 69-122; “The Antwerp-Mechelen Production and Export Complex,” (co-author Neil De Marchi), in Essays in Memory of John Michael Montias, Amsterdam, 2007, pp. 133-147; “Copies fantômes la culture imitative au début de l’époque moderne en Europe,” in L'estampe, un art multiple à la portée de tous, Villeneuve d’Ascq, 2008, pp. 47-64. “The Rise of Dealer-Auctioneers. Information and Transparency in Markets for Netherlandish Paintings,” (co-author Neil De Marchi), in Art Market and connoisseurship in the Dutch Golden Age, Amsterdam University Press: Amsterdam, 2008, pp. 149-174; “Antwerp Dealers’ Invasions of the Lille Market,” (co-author Neil De Marchi), in Art Auctions and Dealers. The Dissemination of Nether¬landish Paintings during the Ancien Régime, Brepols: Turnhout, 2009, pp. 43-58; and “Flemish Textile Trade and New Imagery in Colonial Mexico (1524-1646),” (co-author Neil De Marchi) in: Jonathan Brown, Painting for the Kingdoms, Fomento Cultural BanaMex: Mexico City, 2010; “Comment les tableaux des anciens Pays-Bas ont envahi le marché Parisien - How Netherlandish Paintings came to Paris,” (co-author Neil De Marchi), Musée Marmottan, Paris 2012, pp. 28-47; “Supply-Demand Imbalance in the Antwerp Paintings Markets, 1630-1680,” (co-authors Neil De Marchi & Sandra Van Ginhoven) Brepols Publishers, Turnhout (forthcoming 2014);“A dealer ring in 1780s Paris to control sale outcomes, lessen investor uncertainty and facilitate low-risk, cross-border arbitrage in paintings,” (co-author Neil De Marchi), in: Anna M. Dempster, Risk and Uncertainty in the Art Market, London (forth coming 2014). He was awarded the Trinity College Distinguished Teaching Award.
ExpertiseArts, law & markets, visual & media studies, data analysis of emerging art markets, early modern art
Miegroet, Hans J. Van, and Neil De Marchi. “History of Art Markets.” Handbook on the Economics of Art and Culture, edited by Victor Ginsburgh and David Throsby, 2006, pp. 69–122.
Miegroet, Hans J. Van, and Neil de Marchi. “Transforming the Paris Art Market, 1718-1750.” Mapping Markets for Paintings in Early Modern Europe 1450-1750, Brepols Publishers, Turnhout, 2006, pp. 391–410.
Miegroet, Hans J. Van. “Recycling Netherlandish Paintings in Eighteenth-century France.” Collectioner Dans Les Flandres et La France Du Nord Au VIIIe Siècle, edited by Sophie Raux, Recherches de Travail des Sciences Historiques, Université Charles de Gaule, Lille-3, 2005, pp. 251–88.
Miegroet, HJ Van, and Neil De Marchi. “Connaisseurs-Marchands and the Paris Art Market in the first half of the Eighteenth Century.” Mapping Markets in Early Modern Europe 1450-1750, edited by Hans J Van Miegroet and Neil De Marchi, 2003.
Van Miegroet, H. J. “Review of Art Markets in Europe.” The Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. XXXI, 2000, pp. 477–78.
Wilson, Jean. “Painting in Bruges at the Close of the Middle Ages.” Studies of Iconology, 2000.
Miegroet, Hans J. Van, and Neil de Marchi. “Rules versus Play in Early Modern Art Markets.” Recherches Economiques De Louvain/Louvain Economic Reviewe, vol. 66, no. 1, 2000, pp. 145–65.
Miegroet, Hans J. Van, and Neil de Marchi. “Exploring Markets for Netherlandish Paintings in Sprain and Nueva Espana.” Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek, vol. 50, 2000, pp. 81–111.
De Marchi, N., and H. J. Van Miegroet. “Ingenuity, Preference, and the Pricing of Pictures: The Smith-Reynolds Connection.” History of Political Economy, vol. 31, no. Supplement, Duke University Press, Jan. 1999, pp. 379–412. Crossref, doi:10.1215/00182702-31-supplement-379. Full Text
Miegroet, Hans J. Van, and Neil de Marchi. “Ingenuity, Preferences, and the Pricing of Pictures: The Smith-Reynolds Connection.” Journal of Political Economy, vol. XXXI, 1999, pp. 397–412.
De Marchi, N., and H. J. Van Miegrot. “Novelty and fashion circuits in the mid-seventeenth-century Antwerp-Paris art trade.” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, vol. 28, no. 1, 1998, pp. 201–46. Open Access Copy
De Marchi, N., and H. J. Van Miegroet. “Introductory note - Markets and novelty (Novelty as a theme in visual culture, literature, economics and theological argument).” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, vol. 28, no. 1, 1998, pp. 1–2.
Van Miegroet, H. J. “Daniel Specklin of Strassburg (1536-1589): Builder of fortifications, engineer, and cartographer..” Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 29, no. 1, 1998, pp. 282–85.
Miegroet, Hans J. Van, and Neil De Marchi. “Framing Archaism or Who framed the Elant-van Mausyenbroeck Epitaph by Jan van Ravesteyn.” Jaarboek Van Bet Koninklijk Museum Voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen, 1994, pp. 65–74.