Johannes Vermeer

The Guitar Player, ca. 1670-1673
Hampstead (London), Kenwood House (The Iveagh [..]
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Object information
Object category
canvas, oil paint
rectangle (portrait format) 51,4 x 45 cm
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Current attribution
Johannes Vermeer
Exact or approximate dating of the described art work; the search parameters adopted for this art work in this database, are found in brackets.
c. 1670-1673 (1670 - 1673)
c. 1670 (Wheelock 1997); c. 1670-1672 (Liedtke 2008); c. 1672-1673 (Franits 2015)
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  • inspired by
    Frans van Mieris (I), Luitspelende vrouw
    Vermeer adopted the subject of a seated female figure playing a string instrument, her pose, the dominant yellows colors and the use of a single knee-length figure, depicted close to the picture plane. (Naumann 1981, vol. 1, p. 67)

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Entered on: 2009-11-20; Last modification: 2018-11-08


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