The Rijksmuseum has revealed the list of works by Johannes Vermeer which will go on show in its exhibition Vermeer from 10 February – 4 June 2023.
The Rijksmuseum has announced the list of works by Johannes Vermeer which will go on show in its exhibition Vermeer from 10 February – 4 June 2023. With loans from all over the world, this promises to be the largest Vermeer exhibition ever staged.
In the lead-up to the exhibition, a team of leading curators, conservators and scientists have worked together closely to conduct new research into Vermeer’s paintings using the latest available technology. The insights gained shed new light on Vermeer's life and work, the artistic choices and motivations for his compositions, as well as the creative process behind his paintings.
At least 28 paintings out of Vermeer’s very small oeuvre will be loaned from museums and collections from Europe, the United States and Japan. In an extraordinary gesture the Frick Collection will lend all three of its Vermeer masterpieces to the exhibition: The Girl Interrupted at Her Music, Officer and Laughing Girl, and Mistress and Maid. The Rijksmuseum exhibition will be the first time that all three paintings are shown together outside of New York since they were acquired more than a century ago. Two paintings have undergone extensive examination at the Rijksmuseum prior to the exhibition.
Additional highlights include The Girl with a Pearl Earring (Mauritshuis, The Hague), The Geographer (Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main), Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid (The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, Woman Holding a Balance (The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC), The Glass of Wine (Gemäldegalerie, Berlin), Young Woman with a Lute (Metropolitan Museum, NYC) and The Lacemaker (Louvre, Paris). Works never before shown to the public in the Netherlands will include the newly restored Girl Reading a Letter at the Open Window from the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden. The Rijksmuseum itself owns four masterpieces by Vermeer: The Milkmaid, The Little Street, Woman Reading a Letter and The Love Letter.
The exhibition will be presented at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam from 10 February until 4 June 2023 and will be the only venue.
To see the complete list of selected works, visit Rijksmuseum website.
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