Lauryn Smith awarded fellowship from Historians of Netherlandish Art

Lauryn Smith, PhD candidate specializing in early modern art, has been awarded a competitive pre-doctoral fellowship from the Historians of Netherlandish Art (HNA) to conduct dissertation research in Germany. Her dissertation examines the intimate cabinets of Amalia van Solms-Braunfels, Princess of Orange (1602-1675), to illuminate instances of innovation and exchange in her collecting practices and patronage. The HNA fellowship will facilitate a one-month research trip to Berlin, Potsdam, and the Sachsen-Anhalt region, providing Lauryn with the opportunity to closely examine key objects now housed in German institutions, study archival evidence, and visit reconstructed early modern residences associated with Amalia and the House of Orange. This trip is also supported in part by a grant from the Department’s Sarah and Walter Gibson Endowment Fund.