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Title The Girl with a Pearl Earring wikidata:Q185372
Portrait of a girl, at bust-length, facing left, looking at the viewer. She is wearing a yellow and blue turban, a light brown coat and an earring with a single pearl. The painting is an example of a tronie, a common genre of the time depicting stock characters rather than any given individual.
Date Circa 1665
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Height: 44.5 cm (17.5 in). Width: 39 cm (15.4 in).
Accession number 670
Place of creation Delft
Object history

by 1674: possibly Pieter van Ruijven (1624-1674), Delft

: inherited by Maria de Knuijt (....-1681), Delft (?)

: inherited by Magdalena van Ruijven and Jacob Dissius (1653-1695), Delft (?)

from 1685 until 1694: Jacob Dissius and Abraham Dissius (....-1694), Delft (?)

: sale of the collection of Dissius at an unknown auction house, Amsterdam, lot no. 38, 39 or 40 (?)

: purchased by Arnoldus Andries des Tombe (1816-1902), The Hague, at the sale of the collection of Braams at an unknown auction house, The Hague, for ƒ 2.30

: lent to the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague, by Arnoldus Andries des Tombe, The Hague

: bequeathed to the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague, by Arnoldus Andries des Tombe, The Hague
Exhibition history

Tentoonstelling van schilderijen van Oude Meesters, Pulchri Studio, The Hague, , 117.

Exposition hollandaise: tableaux, aquarelles et dessins anciens et modernes, Musée du Jeu de Paume, Paris, , 106.

Mostra di capolavori della pittura olandese, Galleria Borghese, Rome, , 125.

Exhibition of Dutch Art 1450–1900, Royal Academy of Arts, London, , OCLC 38679108, 306.

Nederlandsche kunst van de XVde en XVIde eeuw, Koninklijk Kabinet van Schilderijen Mauritshuis, The Hague, , 134.

De Hollandsche schilderkunst van Jeroen Bosch tot Rembrandt, Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, , 91.

Vermeer thuis. Het Koninklijke Kabinet "Het Mauritshuis" in het Museum "Het Prinsenhof" te Delft, .

In het licht van Vermeer, Koninklijk Kabinet van Schilderijen Mauritshuis, The Hague, , V.

Dans la lumière de Vermeer, Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, , VI.

Mauritshuis, Dutch paintings of the Golden Age, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, The Art Institute of Chigaco, Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, 1982-1983, 38.

De Rembrandt à Vermeer, Grand Palais, Paris, 1986, 54.

Johannes Vermeer, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., , Royal Cabinet of Paintings Mauritshuis, The Hague, , ISBN 0300065582, 15.

フェルメールとその時代/The public and the private in the age of Vermeer, Osaka Municipal Museum of Art, Ōsaka, , 34.

Masterpieces from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis/マウリッツハイス美術館展 - オランダ・フランドル絵画の至宝, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, , Kobe City Museum, Kōbe, .

Girl with a pearl earring. Dutch paintings from the Mauritshuis, de Young Museum, San Francisco, , High Museum of Art, Atlanta, , Frick Collection, New York City, , ISBN 9783791352251.
Inscriptions Signature top left: IVMeer

Mauritshuis online catalogue, as Girl with a Pearl Earring, circa 1665, 44.5 × 39 cm (17.5 × 15.4 in).

RKDimages, Art-work number 24956, as Girl with the pearl earring, 1665-1667, 44.5 × 39 cm (17.5 × 15.4 in).

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur, object 20186208, as Mädchenkopf, 1660, 46.5 × 40 cm (18.3 × 15.7 in).

Essential Vermeer 2.0, as Girl with a Pearl Earring (Meisje met de parel), circa 1665-1667, 46.5 × 40 cm (18.3 × 15.7 in).
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