Dirck van Baburen

The Procuress

Dirck van Baburen - The Procuress

Dirck van Baburen
The Procuress
101.5 x 107.6 cm
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated, lower left, on base of lute: TBaburen f 16 [...] (T anb B joined)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Related works


Copy after Dirck van Baburen - The Procuress
Copy after Dirck van Baburen
The Procuress
after 1623


Christopher Brown, Scenes of everyday life, London; Boston, 1984, p. 175
Madlyn Millner Kahr, Dutch painting in the seventeenth century, New York, NY, 1993, fig. 27
Wayne Franits, Dutch Seventeenth-Century Genre Painting, New Haven, 2004, fig. 59
Edwin Buijsen, The Young Vermeer, The Hague; Zwolle, 2010, fig. 24
Marjorie E. Wieseman, Vermeer's Women, New Haven [Conn.], 2011, fig. 61
Anna Tummers, The eye of the connoisseur, Amsterdam, 2011, fig. 125
Bernd Ebert and Liesbeth M. Helmus (eds.), Utrecht, Caravaggio and Europe, Munich, 2018, fig. 100
Paul Schnabel, Anders gekeken, Zwolle, 2021, fig. 191


1641, possibly Maria Thins (born about 1593 - died 1680), Delft
possibly by inheritance to her daughter, Catharina Bolnes (born 1631 - died 1688) and her husband, Johannes Vermeer (born 1632 - died 1675), Delft
possibly by inheritance to their son, Johannes Johannesz. Vermeer (born about 1663 - died 1713), Delft
possibly Sir Hans Sloane (born 1660 - died 1753), London
possibly by descent within the Sloane family to Lt. Col. Ronald Francis Assheton Sloane-Stanley (born 1867 - died 1949), Cowes, Isle of Wight
Sloane-Stanley sale, Christie's, London, 25 February 1949, nr. 52 to Colnaghi on behalf of Roderic Thesiger (dealer), Beaconsfield, England
1950, sold by Thesiger to the MFA, accession date 8 June 1950

External links

RKD 1034
Museum of Fine Arts Accession number 50.2721

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Dirck van Baburen The Procuress
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Dirck van Baburen Cimon and Pero
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c. 1623

Dirck van Baburen Francis of Assisi
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Dirck van Baburen Musician with a Lute
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Dirck van Baburen Prometheus Chained by Vulcan
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