Detail from The Canal, Amsterdam, 1889, James McNeill Whistler, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow


Jan Van Vermeer

Nationality: Dutch
Date of birth: 1632
Place of birth: Delft
Date of death: 1675
Place of death: Delft
Category: artist


Jan Van der Meer, called Vermeer, was an artist, painter of portraits and interiors.


He was 'rediscovered' by Thoré-Burger, a friend of Whistler, who published articles praising his work.


Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols, Paris, 1956-61; The Grove Dictionary of Art Online, ed. L. Macy, (accessed 2004).