Johannes Vermeer

Girl with a Flute



Johannes Vermeer - Girl with a Flute

Literature

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)

Literature
Anna Tummers, The eye of the connoisseur, Amsterdam, 2011, fig. 8
Dagmar Hirschfelder, León Krempel (eds.), Tronies, Berlin, 2014, table 10


Exhibitions

1995 Johannes Vermeer, Nr. 23

Provenance

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 Letter Reader
The Letter Reader
c. 1657

Johannes Vermeer The Geographer
The Geographer
1669

Johannes Vermeer Lady writing a letter with her maid
Lady writing a letter with her maid
c. 1670

Johannes Vermeer Young Woman Interrupted at Music
Young Woman Interrupted at Music
c. 1658-59

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