A New Theory on the Origin of Two Paintings by Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675) of Delft

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Abstract

A search in the archives of Delft has revealed a location where Johannes Vermeer may be situated two of his paintings, today known as The Glass of Wine and The Lady with Two Gentlemen. A third painting, now known as Girl Interrupted in her Music, may also relate to this location. This place was not Vermeer’s atelier, but a mansion outside Delft: the home of a wealthy gunpowder family who, according to the theory exposed here, commissioned these paintings, probably as wedding gifts for the heirs of the family business. This new theory has led also to new interpretations of other features in these paintings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalDelfia Batavorum Jaarboek
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2019

Keywords

  • Johannes Vermeer
  • Delft
  • art history

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    Een nieuwe theorie over twee schilderijen van Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675)

    Zuidervaart, H. J., 25 May 2019, In : Delfia Batavorum Jaarboek. 28, (2018), p. 9-32 24 p.

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