Johannes Vermeer

A Woman Holding a Balance



Johannes Vermeer - A Woman Holding a Balance

Literature

Catalogues raisonnés
HdG 10 info
Walter Liedtke, Vermeer, New York, 2008, nr. 19

Collection catalogues
Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., Dutch paintings of the seventeenth century, Washington; New York and Oxford, 1995, pp. 371-377
John Walker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, New York, 1995, nr. 400

Literature
Thijs Weststeijn, The visible world, Amsterdam, 2008, fig. 113
Adriaan E. Waiboer, Gabriel Metsu, New Haven and London, 2010, fig. 25
Marjorie E. Wieseman, Vermeer's Women, New Haven [Conn.], 2011, fig. 49
Jeanne Nuechterlein, Translating Nature into Art, University Park, 2011, fig. 3



Provenance

possibly Pieter Claesz van Ruijven (1624-1674), Delft
possibly by inheritance to his wife, Maria de Knuijt (died 1681), Delft
possibly by inheritance to her daughter, Magdalena van Ruijven (1655-1682), Delft
possibly by inheritance to her husband, Jacobus Abrahamsz. Dissius (1653-1695), Delft
his sale, Amsterdam, 16 May 1696, nr. 1
Isaac Rooleeuw (c. 1650-1710), Amsterdam
his bankruptcy sale, Amsterdam, 20 April 1701, nr. 6
Paolo van Uchelen (c. 1641-1702), Amsterdam
by inheritance 1703 to his son, Paolo van Uchelen the Younger (1673-1754), Amsterdam
by inheritance to his daughter, Anna Gertruijda van Uchelen (1705-1766), Amsterdam
her estate sale, B. Tideman, Amsterdam, 18 March 1767, nr. 6
Kok
Nicolaas Nieuhoff (1733-1776), Amsterdam
his estate sale, Arnoldus Dankmeyer, Amsterdam, 14 April 1777 and days following, nr. 116
Van den Bogaard
Maximilian I Joseph, King of Bavaria (1756-1825)
his estate sale, Munich, 5 December 1826, nr. 101, as by Gabriel Metsu
Louis Charles Victor de Riquet, duc de Caraman (1762-1839), Paris
his sale, Salle Lebrun by Lacoste, Paris, 10-12 May 1830, nr. 68
Casimir Pierre Péreir (1777-1832), Paris
his heirs
his estate sale, Christie & Manson, London, 5 May 1848, nr. 7
purchased by Péreir's son, probably Auguste C.V.L. Périer, later Casimir-Périer (1811-1876)
probably by inheritance to Auguste's daughter, Marie Thérèse Henriette Jeanne, comtesse de Ségur (1844-1916, née Périer)
purchased 1910 by P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London
one-quarter share purchased October 1910 by M. Knoedler & Co., New York
sold 11 January 1911 to Peter A. B. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
inheritance from Estate of Peter A. B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
gift 1942 to NGA


Other works by Johannes Vermeer


Johannes Vermeer The Procuress
The Procuress
1656

Johannes Vermeer Young Woman Standing at a Virginal
Young Woman Standing at a Virginal
c. 1670-72

Johannes Vermeer The Lacemaker
The Lacemaker
c. 1669-70

Johannes Vermeer A Maid Asleep
A Maid Asleep
c. 1656/57

Johannes Vermeer
A Woman Holding a Balance
c. 1663/64
40.3 x 35.6 cm.
Oil on canvas
Unsigned
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Widener Collection