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Linda Stone-Ferrier

Professor, 17th-Century Dutch and Flemish Art
Primary office:
209-C Spencer Museum of Art



Linda Stone-Ferrier specializes in seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish art. Her research interests include seventeenth-century Dutch scenes of daily life, landscapes, and the art of Rembrandt.​


1980—Ph.D. History of Art, University of California, Berkeley
1975—M.A. History of Art, University of California, Berkeley
1972—B.A. History of Art and English Literature, University of California, Berkeley
1970-71— University of Edinburgh, Scotland


Professional Experience

1993-Present—Professor, University of Kansas
1995-2015—Chair, History of Art Department, University of Kansas
1986-93—Associate Professor, University of Kansas
1980-86—Assistant Professor, University of Kansas


Honors, Awards, Grants

Center for Teaching Excellence Department Award for Graduate Teaching, University of Kansas, 2007

Emily Taylor Women's Resource Center Woman Educator of the Year, University of Kansas, 2006

John C. Wright Graduate Mentor Award, University of Kansas, 2004

Hall Center for the Humanities Lecture Series, University of Kansas, 2004

W.T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence (Graduate Teaching), University of Kansas, 1998

Byron Alexander Graduate Mentor Award, University of Kansas, 1994

Hall Center for the Humanities Research Fellow, University of Kansas, 1992

James C. Seaver Lecture on Continuing Issues in Western Civilization, University of Kansas, 1991

National Endowment for the Arts Grant, 1983-84

H. Bernerd Fink Award for Excellence in Teaching (Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award), University of Kansas, 1985

Kansas University Endowment Association Grant, 1983

Sigmund Martin Heller Dissertation Research Grant, University of California, Berkeley, 1978-79

Samuel H. Kress Foundation Travel Grant, University of California, Berkeley, 1974

Selected Publications

Books/Exhibition Catalogues
The Little Street: the Neighborhood in Seventeenth-century Dutch Art and Culture (Yale University Press, forthcoming in 2022).

Images of Textiles: The Weave of Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art and Society, UMI Research Press Art Patronage Series, Ann Arbor, MI, 1985, 304pp.

Dutch Prints of Daily Life: Mirrors of Life or Masks of Morals?, scholarly exhibition catalogue, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, 1983, 244pp.

Articles and Book Chapters
"Glimpses, Glances and Gossip: Seventeenth-century Dutch Paintings of Domestic Interiors on Their Neighbourhood’s Doorstep,” RACAR: revue d'art canadienne / Canadian Art Review (Universities Art Association of Canada), Special Issue: Approaching Home. New Perspectives on the Domestic Interior 45, no. 2 (Fall 2020): 25–46. https://www.racar-racar.com/

"An Assessment of Recent Scholarship on Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Imagery," in The Ashgate Research Companion to Dutch Art of the Seventeenth Century, ed. Wayne E. Franits, (London and New York: Routledge), 2016, 173-203.

"The Engagement of Carel Fabritius' The Goldfinch, 1654, with the Dutch Window, a Significant Site of Neighborhood Social Exchange," Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art. vol. 8, nr. 1 (Winter 2016), 1-32. http://www.jhna.org/index.php/vol-8-1-2016/325-stone-ferrier

"Jacobus Vrel's Dutch Neighborhood Scenes," in Midwest Arcadia, Essays in Honor of Dr. Alison McNeil Kettering, ed. Dawn Odell and Kathleen Ryor (Carlton College, 2014), 69-79. https://apps.carleton.edu/kettering/stone-ferrier/

"Gabriel Metsu's Street Vendors: Shopping for Values in the Dutch Neighbourhood," in Gabriel Metsu; Rediscovered Master of the Dutch Golden Age, exh cat.,ed. Adriaan Waiboer, (National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.), Yale University Press, 2010, 72-95.

"Rembrandt Research Project: Issues and Controversies," in Partisan Canons, ed. Anna Bryzski, University of Kentucky; Duke University Press, 2007, 225-244.

"From Shrew to Poetess: Two Non-traditional Female Roles at Opposite Ends of the Social Spectrum Evoked by a Curious Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting by Gabriel Metsu," in Saints, Sinners, and Sisters. Women and the Pictorial Arts of Northern Europe in Medieval and Early Modern Culture, eds. Alison G. Stewart & Jane L. Carroll; Ashgate Publishing Ltd., England, 2003, 223-245.

"Metsu's Justice Protecting Widows and Orphans: Patron and Painter Relationships and Their Involvement in the Social and Economic Plight of Widows and Orphans in Leiden," in The Public and Private in Dutch Culture of the Golden Age, eds. Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr. & Adele Seeff, Newark: The University of Delaware Press & London: Associated University Presses, 2000, 227-265.

Review of Mirror of Everyday Life: Genre prints in the Netherlands 1550-1700, exh. cat., Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum, Simiolus, Netherlands Quarterly for the History of Art, vol. 25, nr. 4, 1997, 352-358.

"Inclusions and Exclusions: The Selectivity of Adriaen van Ostade's Etchings,"in Adriaen van Ostade: Etchings of Peasant Life in Holland's Golden Age, exh. cat., ed. Patricia Phagan, Georgia Museum of Art, The University of Georgia, 1994, 21-29.

"Gabriel Metsu's Vegetable Market at Amsterdam and Its Relationship to a Bredero Farce," Artibus et Historiae, vol 25 (XIII), 1992, Vienna, 163-180.

"Rembrandt's Landscape Etchings: Defying Modernity's Encroachment," Art History, vol. 15, nr.4 (Dec. 1992), London, 403-433.

"Market Scenes as Viewed by an Art Historian," in Art in History/ History in Art: Studies in 17th-Century Dutch Culture, Issues and Debates Series, eds., David Freedberg & Jan de Vries, vol. 1, The Getty Center for the History of Art & the Humanities, Distributed by the University of Chicago Press, 1991, 28-57.

"Gabriel Metsu's Vegetable Market at Amsterdam: Dutch 17th-Century Horticulture and Market Paintings," The Art Bulletin, LXXI, no. 3 (September 1989), 428-452.

"Spun Virtue, the Lacework of Folly, and the World Wound Upside-Down: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Depictions of Female Handwork," in Cloth and Human Experience, eds. A. Weiner & J. Schneider, Smithsonian Series in Ethnographic Inquiry, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., 1989, 215-242.

"Seventeenth-Century Dutch Images of Labor," in People at Work: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art, exh. cat., ed. Donna Barnes, NY: Hofstra University, 1988, 13-19.

"Views of Haarlem: A Reconsideration of Ruisdael and Rembrandt," The Art Bulletin, LXVII, No. 3 (September 1985), 417-436.

Curatorial Activity

Dutch Prints of Daily Life: Mirrors of Life or Masks of Morals? [exhibition venues: Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas; Yale University Art Gallery; and Huntington Art Gallery at the University of Texas, Austin], 1983-84.

Courses Taught

Lecture Classes
Dutch and Flemish Painting of the Seventeenth-Century
Art in the Age of Rubens, Rembrandt and Vermeer: Northern Baroque
Southern Baroque Art

Graduate Seminars
Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Imagery
Seventeenth-Century Dutch Landscapes & Cityscapes
Haarlem's Golden Age
Seventeenth-Century Dutch Portraiture

Ph.D. Dissertations Directed

Reilly Shwab, "Goede Nacht: Images of the Night in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Visual Culture," July 2019.

Tyler York, "Dressing the Part/Parting with the Dress: Rembrandt’s Re-fashioning of Middle Eastern Attire," May 2019.

Megan Blocksom, "Picturing Processions: The Intersection of Art and Ritual in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Visual Culture," November 2017.

Denise Giannino, "Familial Identity and Site Specificity: A Study of the Hybrid Genre of Dutch Family-Landscape Portraiture," November 2017.

Ellen O’Neil Rife, "The Exotic Gift and the Art of the Seventeenth-Century Dutch Republic," April 2013.

Elissa Anderson, "Re-forming Mary in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Prints," 2009.

Roberta Pokphanh, "The Proceeds of Prosperity: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Images of Money Management and Exchange," 2009.

Michelle Moseley-Christian, "Seventeenth-Century Dutch Portraits in Scenes of Every Day Life," 2007.

Sarah Crawford-Parker, "Refashioning Female Identity: Women's Roles in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Historiated Portraits," 2006.

Mary Alice Spellman, "Rembrandt's Humor: Scatology, Satire, Burlesque, and Irony in Six Etchings," 2006.

Jan Kennedy, "Images of the Soldier in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art," 2002.

Diane Cearfoss-Mankin, "Dutch Seventeenth-Century Images of Classicizing Palaces and Villas inside the Netherlands," 1996.

Steven Golan, "Scenes from Republican Roman History in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art," 1994.

Shana Stuart, "The Portuguese Jewish Community in Seventeenth-Century Amsterdam: Images of Commemoration and Documentation," 1992.

Gretchen Atwater, "The Impact of Trade by the Dutch East India Company on Seventeenth-Century Netherlandish Art," 1992.

Valerie Lind Hedquist, "The Passion of Christ in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Painting," 1990.

Janey Levy, "The Last Judgment in Early Netherlandish Painting: Faith, Authority, and Charity in the Fifteenth Century," 1988.

Mindy Nancarrow Taggard, "The Narrative Biblical Series in Seventeenth-Century Spanish Painting: Murillo's Life of Jacob and The Prodigal Son," 1984.

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