The organized presentation of contemporary art to a wide public began in the Netherlands in the French period and after the French model, with the first public exhibition of work by living masters in 1808. Regular exhibitions of the same type followed, at first held biennially in Amsterdam and The Hague alternately and after 1820 in other towns as well. Art criticism began to be published around the same time, mostly in magazines of a literary character. The bibliography given here covers the period from c. 1800 to 1840, when the first specialized art periodicals began and the criticism thus becomes more accessible. It includes reviews of exhibitions in the Southern Netherlands up to 1830- I. Part I comprises a chronological list of catalogues and reviews of the exhibitions of works by living masters, plus any additional comments on them, Part II an alphabetical list of the periodicals covered. The bibliography has been made as wide in scope as possible, but lays no claim to completeness. It does not include announcements and programmes of exhibitions as these were invariably published in the Algemeene konst- en letterbode.