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author, journalist, art critic, art collector, art dealer (person), collector of Dutch and Flemish painting
His greatest fame rests on the rediscovery of some Dutch masters like Frans Hals and Johannes Vermeer; His continuing interest in Vermeer was aroused when he saw the View of Delft in the Mauritshuis in The Hague in 1842. The name of Vermeer was only known in small circles at the time, but Thoré-Bürger was so fascinated that he set up a systematic search for Vermeers in the years up to his exile. Eventually he would publish a catalog with descriptions of Vermeer's works in 1866, based on his finds in various art collections and old archives, but a large number of his attributes later proved untenable; his extensive collection was auctioned off in Paris in 1892
Nationality/school
French
Born
La Flèche (France) 1807-06-23
Deceased
Paris 1869-04-30
See also
In this field, you will find references to names of groups or to the artists that made/make up groups. You may also come across references to other artists if there was/is question of collaboration without a joint name. This is the case, for instance, with artists who rendered parts of works by other artists (such as with P.P Rubens and J. Brueghel I).
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Period of activity
1822 - 1869
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  • Parijs 1822 - 1848
    was in the prison of St. Pélagie from 1841-1842 for political conviction; was an art dealer from 1842-1847; fled after the February Revolution of 1848 to London where he stayed for a short time
  • Den Haag 1842
    during a visit to The Hague he saw Vermeer's View of Delft, which triggered his love and fascination for this master
  • Brussel 1849 - 1859
    during his exile in Brussels, he published under the name Willem Bürger since 1855
  • Zwitserland
    during his period in Brussels he regularly stayed in Switzerland
  • Parijs 1859 - 1869
    In 1859 he was granted amnesty and was he able to return to Paris
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Creation date: 2005-11-24; Last modified date: 2020-06-11

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