Johannes Vermeer

The Little Street, ca. 1657-1661
Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, inv./ SK-A-2860
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Object information
Object category
canvas, oil paint
rectangle (portrait format) 54,3 x 44 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. 1657-1661 (1657 - 1661)
c. 1657-1658 (Wheelock 1997); c. 1659-1661 (Liedtke 2008); c. 1659-1660 (Franits 2015)
Artistically related
Artistically related to other work
Such as a preparatory studie, comparable composition, other version, or copy of the artwork in this record.
  • inspired by
    Pieter de Hooch, Drinkend en converserend gezelschap
    Vermeer adopted the outdoor setting, in particular the motif of an alley with a figure seated on the right hand side of an arched entrance (which he later painted out but which is still visible through the upper paint layers). (Franits 2015, p. 105)

  • inspired by
    Pieter de Hooch, Twee vrouwen en een kind in een binnenplaats
    Vermeer also situated the scene outside a house, he adopted the atmosphere with women engaged in household chores, accompanied by children, and the masonry walls with their nuances of textures and tone. (Liedtke 2008, p. 90)

  • used as model for

    a copy of the same size in sale Wed. A. Kluytenaer-Raidk Amsterdam, 16-10-1849, nr. 57 (for fl. 3150,- to Cramer)

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Creation date: 2002-11-12; Last modified date: 2020-01-22


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