LEFT: Johannes Vermeer, Girl with the Red Hat , c. 1665/1666, National Gallery of Art, Andrew W. Mellon Collection. MIDDLE: Johannes Vermeer, A Lady Writing, c. 1665, National Gallery of Art, Gift of Harry Waldron Havemeyer and Horace Havemeyer Jr., in memory of their father, Horace Havemeyer. RIGHT: Johannes Vermeer, Woman Holding a Balance, c. 1664, National Gallery of Art, Widener Collection.

This in-depth study was designed and produced by Donna Mann, Department of Education Publications, National Gallery of Art. Content has been adapted from the Vermeer Micro Gallery feature, the 1995 exhibition brochure and catalogue, the systematic catalogue Dutch Paintings of the Seventeenth Century by Arthur K. Wheelock Jr., curator of northern baroque paintings, and other sources. The feature was edited by Ulrike Mills, Editors Office. Thanks to Arthur Wheelock, Quint Gregory, and Ana Maria Zavala in the Department of Northern Baroque paintings for their assistance with this project.

Bibliographic References

  • Thoré, Théophile É. Joseph (William Bürger). "Van der Meer de Delft." Gazette des Beaux-Arts 21 (October-December 1866): 297-330, 458-470, 542-575.
  • De Vries, Ary Bob. Jan Vermeer van Delft. New York, Toronto, and Sydney, 1948. (Revised English edition of Jan Vermeer van Delft, Amsterdam, 1939.)
  • Swillens, P.T.A. Johannes Vermeer: Painter of Delft 1632-1675. Utrecht, Brussels, and New York, 1950.
  • Blankert, Albert (with contributions by Rob Ruurs and Willem L. van de Watering). Johannes Vermeer van Delft 1632-1675. Utrecht and Antwerp, 1975. (Also English ed., Vermeer of Delft: Complete Edition of the Paintings. Oxford, 1978.)
  • Wheelock, Arthur K. Jr. Jan Vermeer. New York, 1981. (2d revised ed., 1989.)
  • Aillaud, Gilles, Albert Blankert, and John Michael Montias. Vermeer. Paris, 1986. (English ed., New York, 1988.)
  • Montias, John Michael. Vermeer and His Milieu: A Web of Social History. Princeton, 1989.
  • Montias, John Michael. "A Postscript on Vermeer and His Milieu." Mercury 12 (1991): 42-52.
  • Wheelock, Arthur K. Jr. "Vermeer and Bramer: A New Look at Old Documents." In Frima Fox Hofrichter, Leonaert Bramer 1596-1674: A Painter of the Night. Exh. cat. The Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette Univ., Milwaukee, 1992: 19-22.
  • Wheelock, Arthur K. Jr., ed. Johannes Vermeer. Exh. cat. Washington and The Hague, 1995.
  • Wheelock, Arthur K. Jr. Vermeer and the Art of Painting. New Haven, 1995.
  • Wheelock, Arthur K. Jr. Dutch Paintings of the Seventeenth Century.The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1995: 370.
  • Wheelock, Arthur K. Jr. Vermeer: the Complete Works. New York, 1997.

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