Jan Vermeer van Delft 009



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The Geographer.


circa 1668-1669


oil on canvas


Height: 53 cm (20.9 in). Width: 46.5 cm (18.3 in).

Accession number


Object history

1669 (?): obtained by Adriaen Paets (1631-1686), Rotterdam (?)
1686(1686): inherited by Adriaen Paets (1657-1712), Rotterdam (?)
27 April 1713(1713-04-27): anonymous sale at an unknown auction house, Rotterdam
1713 (?): obtained by from Hendrik Sorgh (†1720), Amsterdam
28 March 1720(1720-03-28): sale of the collection of Hendrik Sorgh, Amsterdam, at an unknown auction house, Amsterdam
by 1727(1727): Govert Looten (1668-1727), Amsterdam
31 March 1729(1729-03-31): sale of the collection of Govert Looten, Amsterdam, at an unknown auction house, Amsterdam
by 1778(1778): Jacob Crammer Simonsz. (1725-1778), Amsterdam
25 November 1778(1778-11-25): purchased by De Vries at the sale of the collection of Jacob Crammer Simonsz. at Schley, Amsterdam
1778(1778): obtained by Jean Etienne Fizeaux (†1780), Amsterdam
1780(1780): inherited by the widow of Jean Etienne Fizeaux
1784(1784) or 1785(1785): obtained by Pieter Fouquet and Joseph Paillet (art dealer), Paris
between 1785(1785) and 1794(1794) (?): obtained by Jan Danser Nyman (1735-1796), Amsterdam
16 August 1797(1797-08-16): purchased by Christian Josi, Amsterdam/London, at the sale of the collection of Jan Danser Nyman at an unknown auction house, Amsterdam
1797 (?): obtained by Arnoud de Lange (†1803), Amsterdam
12 December 1803(1803-12-12): purchased by Coclers at the sale of the collection of Arnoud de Lange at an unknown auction house, Amsterdam
by 1821(1821): Johann Goll van Franckenstein, Jr. (1756-1821), Velzen/Amsterdam
by 1832(1832): Pieter Hendrick Goll van Franckenstein (1787-1832), Amsterdam
1 July 1833(1833-07-01): purchased by Christian Johannes Nieuwenhuys, Brussels/London, at the sale of the collection of Pieter Hendrick Goll van Franckenstein at an unknown auction house, Amsterdam
before 1860(1860): purchased by Alexandre Dumont, Cambrai, from Christian Johannes Nieuwenhuys, Brussels/London
1866(1866): purchased by Isaac Péreire, Paris, from Alexandre Dumont, Cambrai, through Thoré-Bürger
6 March 1872(1872-03-06): sale of the collection of the Péreire brothers at an unknown auction house, Paris
1872 (?): obtained by Max Kann, Paris (?)
circa 1875(1875): purchased by Prince Demidoff di San Donato, near Florence, from Sedelmeyer, Paris
15 March 1880(1880-03-15): purchased by Adolf Josef Bösch (†1884), Döbling (?), at the sale of the collection of Prince Demidoff di San Donato at an unknown auction house, San Donato
28 April 1885(1885-04-28): purchased by Frankfurter Kunstverein at the sale of the collection of Adolf Josef Bösch, Döbling at Kaeser, Plach & Kohlbacher, Döbling


signature and date top right: IVer-Meer / MDCLVIIII


The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.

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