Linda Stone-Ferrier

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  • Professor, 17th-Century Dutch and Flemish Art

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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.​


Ph.D. in History of Art, University of California, Berkeley, 1980
M.A. in History of Art, University of California, Berkeley, 1975
B.A. in History of Art & English Literature, University of California, Berkeley, 1972
University of Edinurgh, Scotland, 1971


Lecture Classes
Introduction to Western Art History II: Renaissance through Modern Art
Visualizing War and Peace in Western Art Rembrandt
Art in the Age of Rubens, Rembrandt and Vermeer: Northern Baroque

Graduate Seminars
Vermeer & Contemporaries
Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Imagery
Seventeenth-Century Dutch Landscapes & Cityscapes
Haarlem's Golden Age
Seventeenth-Century Dutch & Flemish Portraiture
The Dutch Home
Women in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art and Culture
The Dutch Neighborhood

PhD Dissertation Committees Chaired (University of Kansas):

Reilly Shwab, PhD, “Goede Nacht: Depictions of the Night in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Visual Culture,” Status: completed, 2019

Tyler York, PhD,” Dressing the Part/Parting with the Dress: Rembrandt’s Refashioning of Middle Eastern Attire,” Status: completed, 2019

Megan Blocksom, PhD, "Images of Processions in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Visual Culture" Status: completed. 2017 with Honors

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

Ellen O’Neil Rife, PhD, "The Exotic Gift and the Art of the Seventeenth-Century Dutch Republic" Status: completed. 2013 with Honors

Elissa Anderson, PhD, "Re-forming Mary in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Prints" Status: completed. 2009

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

Michelle Moseley Christian, PhD, "Seventeenth-Century Dutch Portraits in Scenes of Every Day Life" Status: completed. 2007 with Honors & recipient of the 2008 Dorothy Haglund Outstanding Dissertation Award

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Janey Levy, PhD, "The Last Judgment in Early Netherlandish Painting: Faith, Authority, and Charity in the Fifteenth Century" Status: completed. 1987 with Honors & recipient of

Dorothy Haglund Prize for Most Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation 1988

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

Selected Publications

Books/Exhibition Catalogue (refereed)

The Little Street: The Neighborhood in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art and Culture, Yale University Press, 2022

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

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

Articles and Book Chapters (refereed)

“The Triumph of the Visual: The Observable Western World,” in the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Visual Culture3 vols. (vol. 1: Histories, Theories, Globalities), ed. Jane Kromm, Michael Gardiner & Julian Halyadyn, & Heike Raphael-Hernandez (London: Bloomsbury Publishing, PLC) (in progress)

“Drawing on the Neighborhood in Rembrandt’s Inscription on a Drawing,” De Kroniek, journal published by the Museum het Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam (forthcoming)

"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. Link to article on (pdf)

"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.  Link to article:

"Jacobus Vrel's Dutch Neighborhood Scenes," in Midwest Arcadia, Essays in Honor of Dr. Alison McNeil Kettering, ed. Dawn Odell and Kathleen Ryor (Northfield, MN: Carlton College, 2014), 69–79.

“Gabriel Metsu’s Street Vendors: Shopping for Values in the Dutch Neighbourhood,” in Gabriel Metsu, exh. cat., edited by Adriaan Waiboer (London: Yale University Press, 2010), 72–95.

“Rembrandt Research Project: Issues and Controversies Raised by a Canonical Oeuvre,” in Partisan Canons, edited by Anna Bryzski (Duke University Press, 2007), 225–44.

“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, edited by Alison G. Stewart and Jane L. Carroll (England: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2003), 223–45.

“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, edited by Arthur K. Wheelock Jr. and Adele Seeff (Newark & London: The University of Delaware Press & Associated University Presses, 2000), 227–65.

Review of Mirror of Everyday Life: Genreprints in the Netherlands 1550–1700, exh. cat., 399 pp. Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum; in: Simiolus, Netherlands Quarterly for the History of Art 25 (4): 352–58, 1997 (appeared in 1998).

“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., edited by Patricia Phagan (Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, 1994), 21–29.

“’East, West, ‘t Huys Best,’ Adriaen van Ostade's The Family,” in The Age of Dürer, Bruegel, and Rembrandt: Master Prints from Albion College, exh. cat. (Dearborn, MI: University of MI–Dearborn, 1994), 66–71.

“Rembrandt’s Landscape Etchings: Defying Modernity's Encroachment.” Art History 15, no. 4 (December 1992): 403–33.

“Gabriel Metsu’s Vegetable Market at Amsterdam and Its Relationship to a Bredero Farce.” Artibus et Historiae25 (XIII (1992): 163–80 (published in 1993).

“Market Scenes as Viewed by an Art Historian,” in Art in History/History in Art: Studies in 17th-Century Dutch Culture, edited by David Freedberg and Jan de Vries. Issues and Debates Series (The Getty Center for the History of Art & the Humanities; Distributed by the University of Chicago Press, vol. 1, 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): 428–52. 

“Spun Virtue, the Lacework of Folly, and the World Wound Upside-Down: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Depictions of Female Handwork,” in Cloth and Human Experience, edited by A. Weiner and J. Schneider (Smithsonian Series in Ethnographic Inquiry. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989), 215–42.

“Seventeenth-Century Dutch Images of Labor,” in People at Work: 17th-Century Dutch Art (NY: Hofstra University, 1988), 13–19.

“Views of Haarlem: A Reconsideration of Ruisdael and Rembrandt,” The Art Bulletin LXVII, no. 3 (September 1985): 417–36.

Book Reviews (invited)  

Review of the book Fashion and Fancy. Dress and Meaning in Rembrandt's Paintings, by Marieke de Winkel, 398 pp. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2006. Seventeenth-Century News (Milton Society of America) (October 2008).

Review of the book Young Rembrandt: The Leiden Years 1606–1632, by Roelof Straten, 369 pp. Leiden, the Netherlands: Foleor Publishers, 2005. Renaissance Quarterly (Renaissance Society of America; the Graduate School and University Center; The City University of New York) (Summer, 2007): 599–601.

Review of the book Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting, by Wayne Franits, Yale University Press, 2004. reviews (2004).

Review of the book Gerrit Dou 1613–1675: Master Painter in the Age of Rembrandt, by Ronni Baer with contributions by Arthur J. Wheelock, Jr. and Annetje Boersma, edited by Arthur J. Wheelock, Jr., exhibition catalogue, Washington: National Gallery of Art and New Haven: Yale University Press. Seventeenth-Century News (Milton Society of America) 60 (3-4) (2002): 319–24.

Review of the book Jacob Duck and the Gentrification of Dutch Genre Painting, by Nanette Salomon, 192 pp. The Netherlands: Davaco; Ars Picturae, No. 4 (1998). Historians of Netherlandish Art Newsletter 16, no. 1, supplement (April 1998): 34.

Review of the book Artifice and Illusion: The Art and Writing of Samuel van Hoogstraten, by Celeste Brusati, xxvii + 428 pp. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995. Seventeenth-Century News (Milton Society of America) 45 (3-4) (1997): 70–71.

Review of the book Delights for the Senses, Dutch and Flemish Still-Life Paintings from Budapest, by Istvan Barkoczi, exh. cat. Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest; Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI, 1989. The Sixteenth-Century Journal XXII (4) (1991): 844–45.

Review of the book The Age of Rembrandt, Studies in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Painting, Papers in Art History from The Pennsylvania State University, edited by R. Fleischer and S. Munschower, vol. III, 1988. The Sixteenth-Century Journal XXII (4) (1991): 843–44.

Book Introduction (invited)

Introduction to An Introduction to Rembrandt, Kenneth Clark. 3–6. Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 1992. Reissued, originally published by Harper & Row, Publishers, 1978.

Encyclopedia Entries (invited)

Entries on 17th-century Dutch market and textile imagery, in Dutch Art: An Encyclopedia, edited by Sheila D. Muller, vol. 1021 (Garland Publishing, Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, 1997), 181, 379–80.

Awards & Honors

CLAS Dean's Award for Exceptional Student Mentoring, 2018

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 (Graduate) Teaching Excellence, University-wide Award, 1998

Byron Alexander Graduate Mentor Award, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 1994

James C. Seaver Lecture on Continuing Issues in Western Civilization, Humanities & Western Civilization Program, 1991

H. Bernerd Fink, Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, 1985


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


History of Art Department Chair, University of Kansas, 1995-–2015
Member, International Board, Historians of Netherlandish Art, 2000–04
Chair, Historians of Netherlandish Art Committee for New Board Members' Nominations and Elections, 2003
Chair, College Art Association Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award Committee, 1994–95
Member, College Art Association Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award Committee, 1992–94