The artworks listed on each page constitute a succinct survey of the evolution of the narratives and compositional schemes that can be in some manner be associated with Vermeer's paintings, before and after they were presumably created.
The individual artworks related to each Vermeer are arranged in chronological order. However, this order must be considered no more than approximate given that often times the dates of Vermeer's paintings and the related artworks are fruit of art historical speculation. Furthermore, although every effort was made to provide the most accurate title, author, date, technique, dimensions and whereabouts of each artwork, these should be researched thoroughly before drawing definitive conclusions. Some of this information was derived from internet websites whose reliability cannot be guaranteed.
When an artwork's date was not found the painter's birth and dates are given between parentheses. When it was not possible to determine the current location of the art work, it is given as either "Whereabouts unknown" or "Private collection (?)"
In order to improve the quality of this survey readers are strongly encouraged to signal both new artworks and inaccuracies.
Click on the thumbnails or the titles of the paintings to access the relative works page for that work. Then click on the thumbnail images of the relative works to access a higher resolution image.
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Vermeer's Concert was stolen on March 18, 1990 and has not been recovered. Click here for information.
Making the Difference: Vermeer and The Dutch Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Osaka
February 10, 2019–May 15, 2019