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Record Type: Movable Work
Meisje met de parel (oil painting (visual work); Vermeer, Johannes (Dutch painter, 1632-1675) ; ca. 1665; Mauritshuis (Hague, The, South Holland, Netherlands); 670)
Note: Girl with a Pearl Earring is Vermeer’s most famous painting. It is not a portrait, but a ‘tronie’ – a painting of an imaginary figure. Tronies depict a certain type or character; in this case a girl in exotic dress, wearing an oriental turban and an improbably large pearl in her ear.
Meisje met de parel (preferred,C,U,Dutch-P,U,U)
Girl with a Pearl Earring (C,U,RP,English-P,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
oil painting (visual work) [300033799] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Visual Works (hierarchy name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, paintings (visual works), <paintings by material or technique>)

paintings (preferred)

Creation Date: ca. 1665

Creator Display:
Vermeer, Johannes (Dutch painter, 1632-1675) [preferred,VP]
artist Vermeer, Johannes (Dutch painter, 1632-1675) [500032927]
Current: Mauritshuis (Hague, The, South Holland, Netherlands) [500307433] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: 670
Display Materials: oil, canvas
oil paint (paint) [300015050]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (substances), <materials by function>, coating (material), <coating by form>, paint (coating), <paint by composition or origin>)
canvas (textile material) [300014078]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (substances), <materials by form>, <materials by physical form>, <fiber and fiber by product>, <fiber by product>, textile materials, <textile materials by process or technique>)

Dimensions: 44.5 cm x 39 cm
European (preferred)

Dutch (culture or style) [300111175] (preferred,N/A)
.....(Styles and Periods Facet, Styles and Periods (hierarchy name), <styles| periods| and cultures by region>, European, European regions, Netherlandish)

General Subject:
portraits (preferred)

Specific Subjects:
woman (female human) [300025943]
.....(Agents Facet, People (hierarchy name), people (agents), <people by gender or sex>) (AAT)
earring (jewelry) [300045998]
.....(Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name), Costume (hierarchy name), costume (mode of fashion), costume accessories, worn costume accessories, jewelry, <jewelry by location>, jewelry worn on the head, ear ornaments) (AAT)

Provenance: (?) Pieter Claesz van Ruijven, Delft, before 1674; (?) his widow, Maria de Knuijt, Delft, 1674-1681; (?) their daughter Magdalena van Ruijven, and Jacob Dissius, Delft, 1681-1682; (?) Jacob Dissius (with his father Abraham Dissius, 1685-1694), Delft, 1682-1695; Dissius sale, Amsterdam, 16 May 1696, lot 38 (f36,-), 39 (f17,-) or 40 (f17,-); Braams sale, The Hague, 1881 (day and month unknown) (f2,30 to Des Tombe); A.A. des Tombe, The Hague, 1881-1902 (on loan to the Mauritshuis in 1881); bequest of Arnoldus Andries des Tombe, The Hague, 1903.
Inscriptions: signed: IVMeer
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Movable Works
.......... Movable Works by class: drawings, paintings, prints, other two-dimensional media
Sources and Contributors:
Meisje met de parel........ [VP]
........ Mauritshuis [online] (2015-)
Girl with a Pearl Earring........ [VP]
........ Mauritshuis [online] (2015-) accessed 11 May 2015
Subject: ....... [VP]
....................... Mauritshuis [online] (2015-) accessed 11 May 2015
English ..... [VP]
..... Mauritshuis [online] (2015-)
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