Vermeer exhibition and Adam’s auction
A third of artist’s surviving works on display, writes Des O’sullivan
The Vermeer exhibition now underway at the refurbished National Gallery of Ireland brings together as many as ten works by the artist.
This represents almost a third of his surviving oeuvre and is the third highest number of works by Johannes Vermeer (16321675) ever assembled.
The not-to-be-missed show explores the relationships between Vermeer and Dutch genre painters from 1650 to 1675. It runs until September 17. Booking is essential.
Meantime the final auction of the season at James
Adam takes place tomorrow.
The ‘At Home’ sale features some choice Oriental works from the estate of Anne Bullitt who died a decade ago aged 83.
Among them are a Japanese six-fold screen and a Chinese Tang-style glazed horse and rider.
A 19th century Japanese screen at James Adam tomorrow.
Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) ‘Woman Writing a Letter with Her Maid’, c.1670.