Old Masters Picture Gallery in Dresden Explores the Young Johannes Vermeer


DRESDEN.- The oeuvre of the famous painter Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) of Delft is surprisingly small and only comprises of 36 works. From 3 September to 28 November, 2010 the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister presents in its exhibition “The Young Vermeer” four paintings by the master of Dutch painting of the 17th century. The exhibition will be enriched by significant artworks of other painters of his time. Within the scope of an international museum cooperation, the Gemäldegalerie in Dresden, the Mauritshuis in Den Haag and the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh each present three early works by Vermeer: “Diana and Her Companions”, around 1653/54; “Christ in the House of Martha and Mary”, around 1654/55 as well as “The Procuress”, 1656. The exhibition’s second station, Dresden, is characterized by an extraordinarily enlarged concept. In Dresden, each of the three early work