Vermeer’s early masterpiece “Woman Reading a Letter by the Window” has been restored and shown to the world for the first time outside of its holdings!
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◆ Dresden National Gallery of Classical Art
Vermeer and the 17th Century Dutch Painting Exhibition Official Catalog of the Exhibition
Includes illustrations and explanations of all exhibited works.
In addition to full illustrations, there are plenty of enlarged versions of major works.
Also available only here are the history of the formation of the Dresden National Gallery of Classical Art, the meaning of the motif depicted in the “Picture of Cupid” that appeared in this restoration, and the restoration of “Woman Reading a Letter by the Window”. From detailed papers on the project, we will trace the process of how Cupid’s picture in the picture appeared.
Price: 2,900 yen (tax included)
264 pages total
A4 wide (left and right: about 200mm x top and bottom: about 290mm)
Click here to purchase products >> https://sankeishop.jp/items/a4788Vermeer and 17th Century Dutch Paintings from the Dresden National Gallery of Classical Art The Dresden National Gallery of Classical Art boasts one of Europe’s top-class collections of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings. In Johannes Vermeer’s Woman Reading a Letter by the Window (c. 1657-59), an X-ray examination in 1979 revealed that the painting of Cupid had been smeared out on the wall, but it has been around for many years. , the painting has been thought to have been erased by Vermeer himself. However, the latest research results have been announced that the painting in the painting was erased by someone after Vermeer’s death. In this exhibition, a large-scale restoration project reveals Cupid’s picture in the painting, and Vermeer’s original appearance, “Woman reading a letter by the window”, will be unveiled at the Dresden National Gallery of Classical Art, which is the holding museum. It will be the first public release in the world. In addition, about 70 masterpieces of the golden age of Dutch painting such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Havriel Metsu, and Jacob van Leisdael from the museum’s collection will also be exhibited.
Exhibition name Vermeer and 17th Century Dutch Paintings from the Dresden National Gallery of Classical Art
exhibition period February 10 (Thursday) to April 3 (Sunday), 2022
venue Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Special Exhibition Room
Closed day Monday, March 22nd (Tuesday) *Open on February 14th (Monday) and March 21st (Monday/holiday)
*For inquiries about the exhibition, please contact the above.
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