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Vermeer and his milieu : a web of social history

Author: John Michael Montias
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of Vermeer, one of the greatest painters of the seventeenth century. It presents a social history of the colorful extended family to which he belonged and of the town life of the period.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Johannes Vermeer; Jan Vermeer; Johannes Vermeer; Johannes Vermeer; Johannes Vermeer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Michael Montias
ISBN: 0691040516 9780691040516 0691002894 9780691002897
OCLC Number: 18557900
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xx, 407 p., [40] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Coins and Their Equivalents --
By the Side of the Small-Cattle Market --
Grandfather Balthasar, Counterfeiter --
Grandmother Neeltge Goris --
Reynier Jansz. Vos, alias Vermeer --
Reynier Balthens, Military Contractor --
Apprenticeship and Marriage --
Family Life in Gouda --
A Young Artist in Delft --
Willem Bolnes --
The Mature Artist --
Frenzy and Death --
Aftermath --
Vermeer's Clients and Patrons --
An Estimate of the Total Number of Paintings Vermeer Painted between 1656 and 1675.
Responsibility: John Michael Montias.
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"[With Montias] the past is hard put to hide what were in all truth its secrets... One will read Vermeer and His Milieu several times, as [Montias] has read the archives; he is an indispensable Read more...

 
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