Talk:The Astronomer (Vermeer)

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Information on the painting[edit]

To someone who can be bothered to expand this page: try this site for ideas: [[1]] —The preceding unsigned comment was added by R160K (talkcontribs) 20:22, 31 March 2007 (UTC).

Louvre[edit]

There is a dispute concerning how the painting entered the collection of the Louvre. As a donation or as a tax payment to the state. Opinions are welcome here...Modernist (talk) 03:50, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

So far the only online sources I'm finding state that the painting was either sold or donated to the Louvre. If it was intended as a tax payment there needs to be a source to support the claim. JNW (talk) 04:20, 18 February 2011 (UTC)
I re-added the reference by Barbiedrag that mentions inheritance tax, I'd like another source however...Modernist (talk) 04:24, 18 February 2011 (UTC)
Found and added. JNW (talk) 04:32, 18 February 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for that addition, good find - the gift seems to be part of some complicated negotiations and not just something to clear up a tax liability...Modernist (talk) 04:35, 18 February 2011 (UTC)
Funny how the health of the market determins the goodwill behind such things. Ceoil 22:09, 18 February 2011 (UTC)