The best privately maintained Vermeer sites
Fine Institutional Vermeer sites
Johannes Vermeer's Painting technique
The American painter Jonathan Janson - who lives and works in Rome - paints in Vermeer's technique and style and succeeds well in explaining how he does it. He also lists many, many links.
This site contains hundreds of useful pages and links.
Another private home page shows all known Vermeer paintings in the world.
Vermeer in fiction:
Tracy Chevalier wrote Pearl Earring.
Brian Howell wrote The Dance of Geometry.
Museums with many fine Vermeers
see also http://www.essentialvermeer.com/
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam The Netherlands shows a number of Vermeers in great detail.
National Gallery of Art Washington, DC lists its Vermeers
Frick Collection, New York http://www.frick.org/
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York http://www.metmuseum.org/
National Gallery, London http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/
Louvre, Paris http://www.louvre.fr/
Staatliche Gemaeldegalerie Dresden
Museums with just one fine Vermeer
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Wien (Vienna) http://www.khm.at/
Herzog Anton Ulrich Musem, Braunschweig, Germany http://www.museum-braunschweig.de/
Her Majesty the Queen of England, Buckingham Palace, London, or Windsor Castle, Windsor.
National Gallery, Dublin, Ireland http://www.nationalgallery.ie/
Staedel, Frankfurt am Main, Germany http://www.staedelmuseum.de/
Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood House, Londen.
National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland http://wwww.natgallscot.ac.uk/
Barbara Piasecka Johnson collection, Princeton, New Jersey. The attribution of this painting is currently being contested.
(the pecking order within the two lists above reflect my personal taste in the form of an itinerary)
A Museum which once owned one Vermeer but was robbed
A Museum whose founders did their very best - but they did not quite succeed
Führermuseum, Linz was going to have The Art of Painting (read 'The Linz Files' - a wonderful book).
This page forms part of a large encyclopedic site on Delft. Research by Drs. Kees Kaldenbach (email). A full presentation is on view at johannesvermeer.info.
Launched December, 2002; Last update March 1, 2017.
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