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Lunsingh Scheurleer, Constant Willem

    Full Name: Lunsingh Scheurleer, Constant Willem

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1881

    Date Died: 1941

    Home Country/ies: Netherlands

    Subject Area(s): Classical


    Dutch dilettante and classicist, co-editor of Algemeene kunst geschiedenis under Frithjof W. S. van Thienen; contributor to the Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum for this collection at the Hague. Lunsingh Scheurleer created the Plaster-cast Collection at The Hague Academy of Fine Arts as a fulfillment of a childhood dream of a large display museum of plaster casts. In 1928, his friend, L. J. H. Plantenga (1899-1942) was appointed director of the Academy.

    Selected Bibliography

    and Thienen, Frithjof van, ed. Algemeene kunst geschiedenis, de kunst der menscheid van de oudste tijden tot heden. 6 vols. Utrecht: W. de Haan, 1941-1951; Musée Schuerleer (La Haye). Corpus vasorum antiquorum. Pays-Bas, fasc. 1-2. Paris: H. Champion, 1927-1931.


    Rheeden, Herbert van. “The Rise and Fall of the Plaster-cast Collection at The Hague Academy of Fine Arts (1920-1960): A Personal Enterprise of the Dutch Dilettante and Classicist, Constant Lunsingh Scheurleer (1881-1941).” Journal of the History of Collections 13 no. 2 (2001):215-229.


    "Lunsingh Scheurleer, Constant Willem." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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