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8a-Vermeer_1_ - THE ORIGINS OF DOMESTIC GENRE PAINTING...

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Robert Campin, Annunciation : central panel of the Mérode Altarpiece , c. 1425-30 THE ORIGINS OF DOMESTIC GENRE PAINTING
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Robert Campin, Annunciation , c. 1425-30 Jan van Eyck, Arnolfini Portrait , 1434
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Vermeer, Woman in Blue Reading a Letter , c. 1662-65 Vermeer, Woman with a Pitcher , c. 1662-65 Johannes Vermeer (1632-75)
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Vermeer 1632 - Born in Delft, where he probably spent his entire life. The charming, medium- sized town of Delft is located in the province of Holland, between The Hague and Rotterdam.
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1632 - Born in Delft, where he probably spent his entire life. 1653 (age 21) - Registered as a master in the Delft guild of St. Luke. 1653 (age 20 1/2 ) - Married Catharina Bolnes , a Catholic, who gave birth to 15 children over the next 22 years, 10 of whom outlived their father. 1660 (age 28) - By this date (if not earlier), the family had moved into the home of Vermeer’s mother-in-law, Maria Thins , estranged wife of a certain Reynier Bolnes. Maria’s house was located at the so-called papenhoek (popes’ or papists’ corner) in Delft, a center of local Catholic life. Evidence suggests that Vermeer painted mostly on commission; that most of his commissions came from the same local collector, Peter van Ruijven ; that he charged fairly high prices for his canvases; and that he worked very slowly, producing only two to three fairly small pictures per year. 1672 (age 43) - Death of Vermeer. The executor of his estate was Antony van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723), the famous Delft naturalist and microscopist. (Note that his name should be pronounced
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