Johannes Vermeer

Woman with a Lute, ca. 1662-1665
New York City, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, [..]
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Illustration number 1001089206
Dimensions: 3127x3584 pixels
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Object information
Object category
canvas, oil paint
rectangle (portrait format) 51.4 x 45.7 cm
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.
ca. 1662-1665 (1662 - 1665)
c. 1664 (Wheelock 1997); c. 1662-1663 (Liedtke 2008); c. 1662-1665 (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
    Frans van Mieris (I), Luitspelende vrouw
    Vermeer adopted the subject of a woman seated at a table, playing the lute. He repeated the sheet of music on the table, the dominant yellow colors, and the use of a half-length figure. (Waiboer et al. 2017, p. 140)

  • used as model for
    Jacob Ochtervelt, Interieur met musicerend paar
    Ochtervelt adopted the motif of a woman with a lute, the type room with light-coloured plastered walls, the map on the wall, the floor with black and white tiles, the use of a table as a repoussoir in the left foreground and the dominance of yellow and blue in the palette. (as observed by E. Schavemaker)

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Creation date: 2014-01-31; Last modified date: 2020-04-08


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