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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Netherlands.
  • proper n. The Dutch language.


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From Netherland(s) +‎ -ish.


  • Netherlandish, that is, broad-nosed, square-jawed, and excited faces as compared with the finer features and placid expression of the French artists, the work may still be Burgundian, but it will be also

    Illuminated Manuscripts

  • Moreover the two words rhyme in Netherlandish, which is the case in no other language, "Spanje-Oranje."

    Life and Death of John of Barneveld, Advocate of Holland : with a view of the primary causes and movements of the Thirty Years' War, 1617

  • Note that the OED, back in the 19th century, uses "Netherlandish" to refer to the language; I have no idea how widespread this was, but it's certainly not been used for a long time now. LANGUAGE GUESSER.

  • We have seen something of the earlier kind of Netherlandish MSS. in those already referred to.

    Illuminated Manuscripts

  • Mr. Silver's text offers an indispensable introduction to Bruegel's achievement—in Mr. Silver's phrase, "the epitome of naturalism in art, the climax of the Netherlandish tradition."

    Earthy Grandeur

  • By the mid-1560s, Bruegel placed a padlock on Bosch's door to the spirit world, banishing supernatural apparitions from the Netherlandish countryside.

    Earthy Grandeur

  • In a couple of hours we touch on, amongst much else, the iconography of the Netherlandish Renaissance, Spitfires, the curves of the human torso, the advantages and disadvantages of different media, the finishes that can be obtained from various methods by chemical treatment, numerous theories of art, self-portraiture and Rudolph Nureyev's foot.

    A Magnificent Obsession

  • A tender portrait of a mother cradling an ailing child becomes a vernacular pietá, pointing back to the disguised symbolism of Netherlandish Renaissance painting.

    A Dutch Master Returns

  • "Eye to Eye" clearly has no pretentions of being comprehensive, yet the cumulative effect is to present a coherent overview of the evolution of the portrait from the Renaissance to the dawn of the Romantic era, from exquisitely naturalistic 15th-century Netherlandish works, to lush 16th-century Italian paintings, to demonstrations of 17th-century Flemish, Spanish and Italian virtuosity, to early 19th-century French testimonials to a burgeoning intensity of feeling.

    See Their Worlds in Their Faces

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fletcher Fund Jan van Eyck's 'The Crucifixion' and 'The Last Judgment' From here we walk to the early Netherlandish galleries to see Jan van Eyck's two altar panels, respectively depicting the Crucifixion and Last Judgment c.

    Finding Parallels in Paintings


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