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Jan Vermeer

(1632-1675)

Biography


The esthetic tastes of nowadays rank Jan Vermeer as one of the most original painters of 17th century Holland, despite the fact that he created no more than forty or so paintings. He remained relatively ignored during his own brief lifetime, and only in the 19th century his work was highly appreciated. Jan Vermeer (or Jan van der Meer, or Jan Vermeer van Delft) was born in 1632, the second child of Reynier Janszoon Vos and Digna Baltens. Reynier, besides his other businesses, was an art dealer and had relations with some artists of his time, including Balthasar van der Ast, Pieter Steenwyck, and Pieter Groenewesen. Read Jan Vermeer's Full Biography

Jan Vermeer. Christ in the House of Mary and Martha. Christ in the House of Mary and Martha. c.1654-1655. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. Diana and Her Companions. Diana and Her Companions. c.1655-1656. Oil on canvas. Mauritshuis, the Hague, Netherlands. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. The Procuress. The Procuress. 1656. Oil on canvas. Alte Meister Gallerie, Dresden, Germany. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. Girl Asleep at a Table. Girl Asleep at a Table. c.1657. Oil on canvas. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window. Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window. c.1657. Oil on canvas. Alte Meister Gallerie, Dresden, Germany. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. Street in Delfi. Street in Delfi. c.1657-1658. Oil on canvas. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. Soldier and a Laughing Girl. Soldier and a Laughing Girl. c.1658. Oil on canvas. The Frick Collection, New York, USA. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. The Glass of Wine. The Glass of Wine. c.1658-1660. Oil on canvas. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. The Milkmaid. The Milkmaid. c.1658-1660. Oil on canvas. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. Woman and Two Man. Woman and Two Man. c.1659-1660. Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Brunswick. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. Girl Interrupted at Her Music. Girl Interrupted at Her Music. c.1660-1661. Oil on canvas. The Frick Collection, New York, USA. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. View of Delfi. View of Delfi. c.1660-1661. Oil on canvas. Mauritshuis, the Hague, Netherlands. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. The Music Lesson. The Music Lesson. c.1662-1665. Oil on canvas. Royal Collection, St. James' Palace, UK. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. Woman in Blue Reading a Letter. Woman in Blue Reading a Letter. c.1662-1664. Oil on canvas. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. Woman Weighing Pearls. Woman Weighing Pearls. c.1662-1664. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. Woman Playing a Lute near a Window. Woman Playing a Lute near a Window. c.1664. Oil on canvas. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. Woman with a Pearl Necklace. Woman with a Pearl Necklace. c.1664. Oil on canvas. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. Woman with a Water Jug. Woman with a Water Jug. c.1664-1665. Oil on canvas. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. The Concert. The Concert. c.1665-1666. Oil on canvas. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA, USA. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. Lady Writing a Letter. Lady Writing a Letter. c.1665-1670. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. Girl with a Pearl Earring. Girl with a Pearl Earring. c.1665. Oil on canvas. Mauritshuis, the Hague, Netherlands. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. Head of a Girl. Head of a Girl. c.1666-1667. Oil on canvas. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. Girl with a Flute. Girl with a Flute. c.1666-1667. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. Girl with a Red Hat. Girl with a Red Hat. c.1666-1667. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. The Art of Painting. The Art of Painting. c.1666-1673. Oil on canvas. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. Lady with Her Maidservant. Lady with Her Maidservant. c.1667-1668. Oil on canvas. The Frick Collection, New York, USA. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. The Geographer. The Geographer. c.1668-1669. Oil on canvas. Stadelsches Kunstinnstitut, Frankfurt, Germany. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. The Astronomer. The Astronomer. c.1668. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. The Love Letter. The Love Letter. c.1669-1670. Oil on canvas. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. The Lacemaker. The Lacemaker. c.1669-1670. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. Lady Writing a Letter with Her Maid. Lady Writing a Letter with Her Maid. c.1670. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. Allegory of Faith. Allegory of Faith. c.1671-1674. Oil on canvas. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. The Guitar Player. The Guitar Player. c.1672. Oil on canvas. Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood, UK. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. Lady Standing at a Virginal. Lady Standing at a Virginal. c.1673-1675. Oil on canvas. National Gallery, London, UK. Order a Poster or Print
Jan Vermeer. Lady Seated at a Virginal. Lady Seated at a Virginal. c.1673-1675. Oil on canvas. National Gallery, London, UK. Order a Poster or Print

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