Jasmine Habcy (°1994) is a graduate master student of the University of Parma (Italy). She held an internship funded by Erasmus Plus SMT Programme (Student Mobility for Traineeship) at the Illuminare – Centre for the Study of Medieval Art (KU Leuven), assisting in setting up two uncoming exhibitions: “Masterpieces of Late Medieval Sculpture 1400-1530” (Brussels, Museum Art & History) & “Origins – Verbeelding van het Universum / Imagining the Universe” (Leuven, M-Museum, 2021).

During her years of study (2013-2018), Jasmine held an internship at the Archive of Novellara, a town near Mantua, during which she dealt with the reorganization, description and inventory of the archival collection (relative to the 17th and 18th centuries) of the court of Gonzaga in Novellara, a minor court that did not descend from the original line of the Gonzaga of Mantua.

In 2018, Jasmine completed her Master in Art History at the University of Parma with a thesis on the work and the network of the Flemish painter Jan van Gelder (Antwerp, 1621 – Modena, 1685) at the court of the Gonzaga in Novellara, based on archival sources (supervised by Professor Federica Veratelli), now published in Taccuini d’Arte (2018). She also works on the role of Flemish painters in Italian late modern periegetic literature (Vangeldri or Van Gelder? Nordic artists in the historical guidebooks of the Este territories: Ferrara and Modena, in “Il Passegiere disingannato”. Guidebooks of Ferrara in papal age, F. Cazzola, R. Varese, S. Vecchio, P. Zanardi (eds.), Florence, Le Lettere, at press).

Antoon van Dyck (1599-1641), Portrait of Maria Luisa de Tassis, 1629, oil on canvas, 128,2×99,5 cm, Vaduz Castle, Vaduz