Studio of Johannes Vermeer - Girl with a Flute

Studio of Johannes Vermeer
Girl with a Flute
c. 1665-70
20 x 17.8 cm
Oil on wood
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Widener Collection


Catalogues raisonnés
HdG 22d info
Walter Liedtke, Vermeer, New York, 2008, nr. 25

Collection catalogues
Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., Dutch paintings of the seventeenth century, Washington; New York and Oxford, 1995, pp. 387-393
John Walker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, New York, 1995, nr. 401 (as circle of Johannes Vermeer)

Anna Tummers, The eye of the connoisseur, Amsterdam, 2011, fig. 8
Dagmar Hirschfelder, León Krempel (eds.), Tronies, Berlin, 2014, table 10
Aneta Georgievska-Shine, Vermeer and the Art of Love, London, 2022, fig. 82


1995 Johannes Vermeer, Nr. 23


Possibly Pieter Claesz van Ruijven (1624-1674), Delft
possibly by inheritance to his wife, Maria de Knuijt (died 1681)
possibly by inheritance to her daughter, Magdalena van Ruijven (1655-1682), Delft
possibly by inheritance to her husband, Jacobus Abrahamsz. Dissius (1653-1695), Delft
sale, Amsterdam, 16 May 1696, probably nr. 39 or 40
possibly the van Son family
Jan Mahie van Boxtel en Liempde and his wife, Geertruida van Boxtel en Liempde (ée van Son, died 1876), 's-Hertogenbosch
purchased from the estate by their daughter, Jaqueline Gertrude Marie de Grez (Dowager de Grez, née Mahie van Boxtel en Liempde, died 1917), Brussels, wife of Jonkheer Jan de Grez (1837-1910)
sold by 1911 to Antiquar E. Jonas, Paris
sold 16 June 1911 to Thos. Agnew & Sons, Ltd., London
half-share sold June 1911 to M. Knoedler & Co., New York, and P. & D. Colnaghi, London
Agnew's half-share sold 21 November 1913 to M. Knoedler & Co., New York
Knoedler's three-quarter share sold July 1915 to P. & D. Colnaghi, London
August Janssen (1863-1918), Amsterdam, after August 1916
his estate; sold 1919 with the entire Janssen collection to Jacques Goudstikker, Amsterdam
purchased jointly April 1921 by M. Knoedler & Co., New York, and Frederick Muller & Co., Amsterdam
sold February 1923 to Joseph E. Widener
inheritance from Estate of Peter A. B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, after purchase by funds of the Estate
gift 1942 to NGA

Other works by Johannes Vermeer

Johannes Vermeer The Love Letter
The Love Letter
c. 1669/70

Johannes Vermeer Woman with a Lute
Woman with a Lute
c. 1662-63

Johannes Vermeer Mistress and Maid
Mistress and Maid
c. 1666-67

Johannes Vermeer The Geographer
The Geographer

Johannes Vermeer The Letter Reader
The Letter Reader
c. 1657