Jan Vermeer art links 


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Jan Vermeer: Allegory of the Faith, ca.1670-72
Source: Artcyclopedia; photograph by Michael Weinberg


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Jan Vermeer

[Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1632-1675]

• Also known as:  Johannes Vermeer
Vermeer van Delft
• Relationships: Not to be confused to with several Jan Vermeers in the 'Vermeer van Haarlem' family, e.g. Jan Vermeer III.
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    Jan Vermeer Works Online    
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Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteKunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Notable SiteKunsthistorisches Museum Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Notable SiteJan Vermeer at the Louvre Museum, Paris
The Lacemaker

Notable SiteMauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague

Notable SiteMauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague
Great scans of Mauritshuis paintings, from the 'Memory of the Netherlands' project

Notable SiteJan Vermeer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City  

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK
A Young Woman seated at a Virginal
A Young Woman standing at a Virginal

Notable SiteJan Vermeer at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
6 paintings

Notable SiteJan Vermeer at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
In-depth study of Woman Holding a Balance, ca.1664

Notable SiteJan Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
The Love Letter, ca.1669-70
The Kitchen Maid, ca.1658
View of Houses in Delft (The Little Street), ca.1658
Woman Reading a Letter, ca.1662-63

Notable SiteJan Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Great scans of Rijksmuseum paintings, from the 'Memory of the Netherlands' project

Notable SiteRijksmuseum Research Database, Amsterdam (in Dutch)  
4 works by Jan Vermeer online

Notable SiteStädel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
The Geographer

Notable SiteThe Royal Collection, London, UK
(Zoomable - look for the magnifying glass and the text "Magnify image")

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
7 works by or related to the artist

Frick Collection, New York City
Girl Interrupted at Her Music, ca.1660
Mistress and Maid, 1665-70
Officer and Laughing Girl, 1655-60

Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Germany (in German)  
The Girl with the Wineglass

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany

State Museums of Berlin

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
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National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Artarchiv Sample Artist Signatures
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Artarchiv Sample Artist Symbols + Monograms
Scroll down to monogram 1085

Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteJan Vermeer in the Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteJan Vermeer in the Artchive  

Notable SiteArtcyclopedia
Masterscan feature: Girl Interrupted in her Music, ca.1658-61

Notable SiteCGFA  

Notable SiteGoogle Art Project   NEW!
6 works online

Notable SiteRasiel's Wallpapers
(Click on the size of the scan you wish to view)

Notable SiteThe Athenaeum  
3 works online

Notable SiteWeb Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Image archive with zoomable images

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

California State University WorldImages Database  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web  

Mondo Mostre, Milan (in Italian)  
Painting from a 2008-2009 exhibition

Mondo Mostre, Milan (in Italian)  
The Love Letter


Olga's Gallery

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Notable SiteEssential Vermeer: The life and work of the 17th c. Dutch master Johannes Vermeer

Delft Artists and Patrons

FBI Art Theft Program
The Concert, stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston

Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation
Analysis of The Artist in his Studio

Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation

The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Jan Vermeer  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on Girl With a Pearl Earring, ca.1665

The London Evening Standard
"Clumsy start but a perfect finish", 2001 article by Brian Sewell

The London Evening Standard
"The light Master of Delft", 2001 article by Brian Sewell

The London Evening Standard
"Vermeer cannot be genuine", 2004 article by Brian Sewell

The New Yorker
"The Sphinx", 2001 article by Peter Schjeldahl

The Telegraph Newspaper, UK
David Hockney on Vermeer's The Art of Painting, 1666-68

Time Magazine
"Dutch Treat", 1996 article by Robert Hughes

Time Magazine
"Shadows and Light", 2001 article by Robert Hughes

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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Vermeer's Camera: Uncovering the Truth Behind the Masterpieces

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Johannes Vermeer

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Vermeer Studies

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Vermeer and the Delft School

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Girl with a Pearl Earring

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A Study of Vermeer, Revised and Enlarged edition

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Vermeer: A View of Delft

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Vermeer, 1632-1675: Veiled Emotions

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Vermeer and the Art of Painting

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Vermeer and Painting in Delft

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Vermeer: Reception and Interpretation

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The Essential Johannes Vermeer

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Vermeer: The Master of Light and Composition

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Vermeer: The Astronomer

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Vermeer's Wager

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The Little Book of Vermeer


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Girl with a Pearl Earring
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Street in Delft, c.1657-58
Street in Delft, c.1657-58

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The Milkmaid, c.1656
The Milkmaid, c.1656

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Artist's Studio
Artist's Studio

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The Astronomer
The Astronomer

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Woman Holding a Balance, c.1664
Woman Holding a Balance, c.1664

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Woman with a Lute
Woman with a Lute

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Woman in Blue Reading a Letter, c.1662-1664
Woman in Blue Reading a Letter, c.1662-1664

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Girl Asleep at a Table
Girl Asleep at a Table

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