Vermeer’s Roll Call: Rijksmuseum blockbuster final loan includes masterpieces from Louvre and Metropolitan Museum of Art

A complete list of Vermeer’s paintings to be shown in an ambitious retrospective at the National Museum of New York next year was announced at a press conference in New York. It was held at the Frick Collection, which has specially loaned all three Vermeer works. Frick paintings are not normally allowed to be borrowed, but because the museum was closed for renovations, we were given special permission.

Vermeer’s Christ in the House of Mary and Martha (1654-55), National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh

Taco Divitts, general director of the Rijksmuseum, called it an “extraordinary gesture” as it is the first time the three works have been exhibited outside of New York since their acquisition more than a century ago. It expresses

Many of the major loans have already been recorded. art newspaper Included in previous reports, more key photos can be added to these.The financing announced today includes: lace maker (1666-68, Louvre Museum, Paris), Christ in the House of Mary and Martha (1654-55, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh), Allegory of the Catholic Faith (1670-74, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) prostitute woman (1656, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden).

Vermeer’s Allegory of the Catholic Faith (1670-74), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

A total of 28 small works by Johannes Vermeer (previously counted by the Rijksmuseum at around 35 in total) will be on display.of exhibition, One of next year’s most important events, it will take place from 10 February to 4 June 2023 in Amsterdam. Tickets are on sale online (adults, €30).

Vermeer’s prostitute woman (1656), Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden

Peter Roelofs, exhibition co-curator (with Gregor Weber) at the Rijksmuseum, points out: Combining what we currently know about his personal life with his work brings us closer to him. In addition to the detailed catalog (available in English), Weber also publishes a book titled Johannes Vermeer: ​​Faith, Light, Reflection.

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