Girl with a Red Hat

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Girl with a Red Hat
Vermeer - Girl with a Red Hat.JPG
Artist Johannes Vermeer
Year c. 1665–1666
Type Oil on panel
Dimensions 23.2 cm × 18.1 cm (9.1 in × 7.1 in)
Location National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Girl with a Red Hat is a small painting by the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, executed 1665–1666, in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.. It is one of a number of Vermeer's tronies -- depictions of models fancifully dressed that were not (as far as is known) intended to be portraits of specific, identifiable subjects.

Provenance[edit]

The painting may have been among those owned by Vermeer's patron, Pieter Claesz van Ruijven (1624-1674), and possibly, through inheritance it may have been passed on to his wife, Maria de Knuijt (died 1681); her daughter, Magdalena van Ruijven (1655-1682); and Magdalena's husband, Jacob Abrahamsz Dissius (1653-1695). It is thought to have been sold in Amsterdam on May 16, 1696 (probably no. 39 or 40). It was bought at a sale at the Hôtel de Bouillon, in Paris on December 10, 1822 (no. 28.) by Baron Louis Marie Baptiste Atthalin (1784-1856), then owned by inheritance to his nephew and adopted son, Laurent Atthalin; by inheritance to Baron Gaston Laurent-Atthelin (died 1911), Les Moussets, Limey, Seine-et-Oise; by inheritance to his wife, Baroness Laurent-Atthelin of Paris. The painting was sold by M. Knoedler & Co., New York and London, in November 1925 to Andrew W. Mellon, who deeded it on March 30, 1932 to The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust in Pittsburgh (a holding-place for Mellon's pictures while the NGA was being established), which gave it to the National Gallery of Art in 1937.[1]

Exhibitions[edit]

  • 1925 — "Loan Exhibition of Dutch Masters of the Seventeenth Century", M. Knoedler & Co., New York, 1925, no. 1.[2]
  • 1928 — "A Loan Exhibition of Twelve Masterpieces of Painting", M. Knoedler & Co., New York, 1928, no. 12.
  • 1995 — "Dutch Cabinet Galleries", National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1995-1996, no cat.
  • 1995 — "Johannes Vermeer", National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Royal Cabinet of Paintings Mauritshuis, The Hague, 1995-1996, no. 14, repro.
  • 1998 — "A Collector's Cabinet", National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1998, no. 60.
  • 1999 — "Johannes Vermeer: The Art of Painting", National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1999-2000, brochure, fig. 11.
  • 2001 — "Vermeer and the Delft School", The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The National Gallery, London, 2001, no. 74, repro.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Girl With the Red Hat/Provenance". The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. web site. Retrieved 1 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Girl With the Red Hat/Exhibition History". The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. web site. Retrieved 1 October 2009. 

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