who was the model ?

Study of a Young Woman Johannes Vermeer
Study of a Young Woman / Johannes Vermeer

-—Johannes Vermeer The yellow-jacketed girl (left) playing the guitar or cittern in the Kenwood picture also has the characteristic jaw formation of the Wrightsman portrait (right).

Johannes Vermeer
The Guitar Player / Johannes Vermeer

-—Assuming the date assigned to that picture (1671-1672) is about right, it could represent Maria (Vermeer’s youngest daughter) at the age of seventeen or eighteen.

-—Elisabeth, born about 1657, is a less likely candidate since she was probably less than fifteen years old at the time the Kenwood picture was painted.

 

Reference

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One response to “who was the model ?

  1. Hello
    I have found a sketch of the maid of honor in a pencil and a color on board, not a copy. appears to be signed possibly Ruben. as soon as the weather calm down I will take it out to be scanned and try to send you the full copy. Thsi picture is beautiful and the frame is very old nad chiped.
    Thanks

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