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Love Letters: Dutch Genre Paintings in the Age of Vermeer



Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) • Lady Writing a Letter with her Maidservant • Oil on canvas, 72.2 x 59.7 cm • National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin • © Courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland • Photo courtesy of Bruce Museum
Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675)
Lady Writing a Letter with her Maidservant
Oil on canvas, 72.2 x 59.7 cm
National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin
© Courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland
Photo courtesy of Bruce Museum
Love Letters: Dutch Genre Paintings in the Age of Vermeer
UNITED STATES
GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT  •  Bruce Museum  •  Ongoing
 
Love Letters: Dutch Genre Paintings in the Age of Vermeer examines the sudden interest among seventeenth century Dutch painters in scenes involving writing, reading and receiving letters. Love Letters traces the origins of the theme of letter writing in Holland from its inception around 1630 to its full flowering in the third quarter of the century. Works by artistic masters such as Johannes Vermeer, Dirck Hals, Gerard ter Borch, Gabriel Metsu, Frans van Mieris, Jan Steen, and Pieter de Hooch are showcased in this landmark exhibition. Organized by the Bruce Museum, Love Letters is comprised of 37 Dutch masterpiece paintings drawn from European and American public and private collections.

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