Jan Vermeer van Delft 008



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Woman with a pearl necklace.[1]

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circa 1660-1665


oil on canvas


Height: 55 cm (21.7 in). Width: 45 cm (17.7 in).

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Object history

by 1674(1674): Pieter van Ruijven (1624-1674), Delft (?)
1674(1674): inherited by Maria de Knuijt (†1681), Delft (?)
1681(1681): inherited by Magdalena van Ruijven (†1682), Delft (?)
1682(1682): inherited by Jacob Dissius (†1695) (?)
16 May 1696(1696-05-16): sale of the collection of Jacob Dissius at an unknown auction house, Amsterdam
Johannes Caudri, Amsterdam
6 September 1809(1809-09-06): purchased by Ths. Spaan at the sale of the collection of Johannes Caudri at Van der Schley, Amsterdam
24 April 1811(1811-04-24): purchased by Gruyter at the sale of the collection of D. Teengs at an unknown auction house, Amsterdam
26 March 1856(1856-03-26): purchased by Philip at an anonymous sale at an unknown auction house, Amsterdam
by 1860(1860): Henri Grevedon (1776-1860), Paris
circa 1860(1860): obtained by Thoré-Bürger (Etienne Joseph Théophile Thoré) (1807-1869), Paris
22 April 1868(1868-04-22): purchased by Charles Sedelmeyer, Paris, at the sale of the collection of Thoré-Bürger et al. at an unknown auction house, Brussels
1868(1868): purchased by Barthold Suermondt (1818-1887), Aachen, from Charles Sedelmeyer, Paris
1874(1874): obtained by Gemäldegalerie, Berlin


signature center: IVMeer - On the tabletop


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

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