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File:Jan Vermeer van Delft 008.jpg



Woman with a pearl necklace.

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Date circa 1660-1665
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Height: 55 cm (21.7 in). Width: 45 cm (17.7 in).
Accession number 912B
Object history

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

1874: acquired by Gemäldegalerie, Berlin
Inscriptions Signature centre: IVMeer - On the tabletop
Source/Photographer The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.
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Public domain The work of art depicted in this image and the reproduction thereof are in the public domain worldwide. The reproduction is part of a collection of reproductions compiled by The Yorck Project. The compilation copyright is held by Zenodot Verlagsgesellschaft mbH and licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.


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