Johannes Vermeer

A Maid Asleep

Johannes Vermeer - A Maid Asleep

Johannes Vermeer
A Maid Asleep
c. 1656/57
87.6 x 76.5 cm.
Oil on canvas
Signed at left I.VMeer. (VM in monogram)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913


Catalogues raisonnés
HdG 16 info
Walter Liedtke, Vermeer, New York, 2008, nr. 4

Collection catalogues
Walter Liedtke, Dutch paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New Haven, 2007, nr. 202 info

Christopher Brown, Scenes of everyday life, London; Boston, 1984, p. 26
Madlyn Millner Kahr, Dutch painting in the seventeenth century, New York, NY, 1993, fig. 205
Adriaan E. Waiboer, Gabriel Metsu, New Haven and London, 2010, fig. 22
Edwin Buijsen, The Young Vermeer, The Hague; Zwolle, 2010, fig. 31
Marjorie E. Wieseman, Vermeer's Women, New Haven [Conn.], 2011, fig. 63
Adriaan E. Waiboer, with Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr and Blaise Ducos, Vermeer and the masters of genre painting, Dublin, Washington, Paris, New Haven and London, 2017, fig. 3
Margaret Iacono, James Ivory, Vermeer's Mistress and maid, New York; London, 2018, fig. 4
Stephan Koja, Uta Neidhardt, Arthur K. Wheelock Jr. (eds.), Johannes Vermeer. On Reflection, Dresden, 2021, p. 126, fig. 1, p. 130, fig. 1a (detail)
Aneta Georgievska-Shine, Vermeer and the Art of Love, London, 2022, fig. 62


2001 Vermeer and the Delft School, Nr. 67


?Pieter Claesz. van Ruijven, Delft, until died 1674
?his widow, Maria de Knuijt, Delft, 1674–died 1681
?their daughter, Magdalena van Ruijven, Delft, 1681–died 1682
?her widower, Jacob Abrahamsz. Dissius, 1682–died 1695
his estate sale, Amsterdam, 16 May 1696, nr. 8
John Waterloo Wilson, Paris, after 1873–1881
his sale, Paris, 14-16 March 1881, nr. 116, to Sedelmeyer
with Sedelmeyer, Paris, 1881, sold to Kann
Rodolphe Kann, Paris, 1881–died 1905
his estate, 1905–7, sold to Duveen
with Duveen, London, 1907–8, sold to Altman
Benjamin Altman, New York, 1908–died 1913

External links

RKD 242332
Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession number 14.40.611

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Johannes Vermeer Young Woman with a Water Pitcher
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c. 1662

Johannes Vermeer A Woman Writing
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Johannes Vermeer The Glass of Wine
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Johannes Vermeer Young Woman Seated at a Virginal
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Johannes Vermeer The Love Letter
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