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A Sortable Table of Vermeer's Oeuvre

  • Click on the table headers to sort by ascending and descending order..
  • Roll your mouse over "(see image)" beneath the title to view an image of the painting.
  • For detailed information of each work, click on the picture's title.
  • For the sake of uniformity, the titles used in this table are those found in Arthur K. Wheelock's Vermeer and the Art of Painting (169–186).
  • Dates are currently calculated by averaging the estimates of four authoritative scholars of Dutch art and Vermeer:: Albert Blanker (Vermeer: 1632–1675, 1975), Arthur K. Wheelock Jr. (The Public and the Private in the Age of Vermeer, 2000), Walter Liedtke (Vermeer: The Complete Catalogue, 2008) and Wayne Franits (Vermeer, 2015).
  • For a complete table of estimated dates, including those of the 2023 Vermeer retrospective at the Rijksmuseum, click here.
  • For a detailed study of Vermeer's signatures, click here.
  • For information about the collection in which Vermeer's paintings are permanently housed and their websites, click here.
TITLE DATES DIMENSIONS SIGNED DATED GENRE THEME COLLECTION COUNTRY CITY POPULARITY
Diana and her Companions
(see image)
c. 1653-1656 98.5 x 105 cm.   history painting classical mythology Mauritshuis NL The Hague 1% (3)
Christ in the House of Martha and Mary
(see image)
c. 1654-1655 160 x 142 cm.   history painting biblical scene National Gallery of Scotland GB Edinburgh 1% (3)
The Procuress
(see image)
1656 143 x 130 cm. genre bordello scene Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister DE Dresden 1% (5)
Maid Asleep
(see image)
c. 1657-1659 83 x 64.5 cm.   genre drinking Metropolitan Museum of Art US New York 1% (6)
Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window
(see image)
1654- 1656 83 x 64.5 cm.     genre letter reading Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister DE Berlin 6% (33)
Officer with a Laughing Girl
(see image)
c. 1655-1660 50.5 x 46 cm.     genre courtship Frick Collection US New York 1% (6)
The Milkmaid
(see image)
c. 1658-1661 45.45 x 40.6 cm.     genre domestic labor Rijksmuseum NL Amsterdam 14% (74)
Girl Interrupted in her Music
(see image)
c. 1658-1661 39.4 x 44.5 cm.     genre merry company (courtship & music making) Frick Collection US New York 0% (2)
The Glass of Wine
(see image)
c. 1658-1660 65 x 77 cm.   genre merry company (courtship & music making)
Staatliche Museen Preußischer
Kulturbesitz
DE Berlin 1% (4)
The Little Street
(see image)
c. 1657-1661 53.5 x 43.5 cm.   landscape   Rijksmuseum NL Amsterdam 5% (27)
The Girl with a Wine Glass
(see image)
c. 1659-1662 78 x 67 cm.   genre merry company
(courtship & music making)
Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum DE Brunswick 1% (5)
View of Delft
(see image)
c. 1660-1661 98.5 x 117.5 cm.   landscape   Mauritshuis NL The Hague 9% (46)
The Music Lesson
(see image)
c. 1662-1664 73.3 x 64.5 cm.   genre merry company
(courtship (?) & music making)
Royal Collection GB London 1% (6)
Woman with a Lute
(see image)
c. 1662-1665 51.4 x 45.7 cm.     genre music making Metropolitan Museum of Art US New York 1% (3)
Young Woman with a Water Pitcher
(see image)
c. 1662-1665 45.7 x 40.6 cm.     genre toilette Metropolitan Museum of Art US New York 4% (20)
Woman in Blue Reading a Letter
(see image)
c. 1662-1665 46.5 x 38 cm.     genre letter reading Rijksmuseum NL Amsterdam 4% (21)
Woman with a Pearl Necklace
(see image)
c. 1662-1665 55 x 45 cm.   genre toilette Staatliche Museen Preußischer
Kulturbesitz
DE Berlin 2% (12)
Woman Holding a Balance
(see image)
c. 1662-1665 42.5 x 38 cm.     allegory (genre) allegory of spiritual balance National Gallery of Art US Washington D.C. 4% (21)
The Concert
(see image)
c. 1663-1666 72.5 x 64.7 cm.     genre music making (merry company) Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum US Boston 1% (8)
A Lady Writing
(see image)
c. 1665-1666 45 x 39.9 cm.   genre letter writing National Gallery of Art US Washington D.C. 1% (3)
The Art of Painting
(see image)
c. 1662-1668 120 x 100 cm.   allegory the art of painting Kunsthistorisches Museum AT Vienna 9% (50)
Girl with a Pearl Earring
(see image)
c. 1665-1667 46.5 x 40 cm.   tronie bust-length figure (tronie) Mauritshuis NL The Hague 11% (61)
Girl with a Red Hat
(see image)
c. 1665-1667 22.8 x 18 cm.   tronie bust-length figure (tronie) National Gallery of Art US Washington D.C. 3% (18)
Mistress and Maid
(see image)
c. 1666-1668 90.2 x 78.7 cm.     genre letter writing Frick Collection US New York 1% (4)
Girl with a Flute
(see image)
c. 1665-1670 20 x 17.8 cm.     tronie bust-length figure (tronie) National Gallery of Art US New York 1% (4)
Study of a Young Woman
(see image)
c. 1665-1674 44.5 x 40 cm.   tronie bust-length figure (tronie) National Gallery of Art US New York 3% (18)
The Astronomer
(see image)
1668 50 x 45 cm. genre scientific inquire Musée du Louvre FR Paris 4% (21)
The Geographer
(see image)
c. 1668-1669 53 x 46.6 cm. genre scientific inquire Städelsches Kunstinstitut DE Frankfurt 1% (6)
The Love Letter
(see image)
c. 1667-1670 44 x 38.5 cm.   genre letter reading Rijksmuseum NE Amsterdam 3% (17)
The Lacemaker
(see image)
c. 1669-1671 24 x 21 cm.   genre domestic labor Musée du Louvre FR Paris 1% (8)
The Guitar Player
(see image)
c. 1670-1672 53 x 46.3 cm.   genre music making Kenwood House GB London 2% (10)
Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid
(see image)
c. 1670-1671 71.1 x 58.4 cm.   genre letter writing National Gallery of Ireland IE Dublin 1% (6)
A Lady Standing at a Virginal
(see image)
c. 1670-1674 51.7 x 45.2 cm.   genre music making National Gallery GB London 1% (6)
Lady Seated at a Virginal
(see image)
c. 1670-1675 51.5 x 45.5 cm.   genre music making National Gallery GB London 1% (3)
Allegory of Faith
(see image)
c. 1670-1674 114.3 x 88.9 cm.     allegory allegory of the Catholic Faith Metropolitan Museum of Art US New York 0% (2)
Young Woman Seated at a Virginals (?)
(see image)
c. 1670 25.2 x 20 cm.     genre music making Leiden Collection US New York 1% (4)
Saint Praxedis (?)
(see image)
1655 101.6 x 82.6 cm. history painting religious scene Kufu Company Inc., on
(long-term loan to the National
Museum of Western Art
JP Tokyo 1% (5)

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