Johannes Vermeer

The Letter Reader

Johannes Vermeer - The Letter Reader

Johannes Vermeer
The Letter Reader
c. 1657
83 x 64.5 cm
Oil on canvas
Signed lower right J Meer (fragmentary)
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden


Catalogues raisonnés
HdG 34 info
Walter Liedtke, Vermeer, New York, 2008, nr. 5

Collection catalogues
Harald Marx, Gemäldegalerie Dresden Alte Meister, Leipzig, 2008, p. 156
Bernhard Maaz, Die Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister Dresden, Dresden, 2015, pp. 124-125

Christopher Brown, Scenes of everyday life, London; Boston, 1984, p. 124
Madlyn Millner Kahr, Dutch painting in the seventeenth century, New York, NY, 1993, fig. 207
Walter Liedtke with Michiel C. Plomp and Axel Rüger, Vermeer and the Delft School, New Haven and London, 2001, fig. 163
Thijs Weststeijn, The visible world, Amsterdam, 2008, fig. 60
Edwin Buijsen, The Young Vermeer, The Hague; Zwolle, 2010, fig. 32
Marjorie E. Wieseman, Vermeer's Women, New Haven [Conn.], 2011, fig. 28
Margaret Iacono, James Ivory, Vermeer's Mistress and maid, New York; London, 2018, fig. 5
Stephan Koja, Uta Neidhardt, Arthur K. Wheelock Jr. (eds.), Johannes Vermeer. On Reflection, Dresden, 2021, p. 14, fig. 1, p. 22, fig. 8 (detail), p. 36, fig. 1, p. 49, fig. 10 (macro X-ray fluorescence image of lead distribution), p. 127, fig. 2, p. 130, fig. 2a (detail)
Aneta Georgievska-Shine, Vermeer and the Art of Love, London, 2022, figs. 49 (before restauration), 40 (after restauration)


2021 Johannes Vermeer. On Reflection, Nr. 3

External links

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