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Johannes Vermeer

A Young Woman Seated at a Virginal, ca. 1670-1675
London, National Gallery (London), inv./cat.nr. [..]
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Object category
painting
Support/medium
canvas, oil paint
Shape/dimensions
rectangle (portrait format) 51,5 x 45,5 cm
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Current attribution
Johannes Vermeer
Date
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c. 1670-1675 (1670 - 1675)
c. 1675 (Wheelock 1997); c. 1670-1672 (Liedtke 2008); c. 1672-1674 (Franits 2015)
Artistically related
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  • inspired by
    Gerard Dou, Jonge vrouw aan een klavichord
    Vermeer repeated the key elements from Dou's composition: the woman seated at a keyboard, glancing coyly outward. He also adopted the viola da gamba, the blue dress, the window on the left and the draped curtain which frames the scene and functions as a bridge between the pictorial space and that of the beholder. (Waiboer et al. 2017, p. 139)

  • used as model for
    Cornelis de Man, Musicerend paar
    De Man adopted the main motif of a woman seated at a keyboard instrument and looking up to the beholder, the use of full-length figures and the tiled floor. (as observed by A. Waiboer)

  • contains artwork by
    Dirck van Baburen, De koppelaarster
    The painting by Dirck van Baburen was owned by Vermeer's mother-in-law Maria Thins (Wheelock 1997)

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Entered on: 2013-05-08; Last modification: 2018-02-28

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