The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Wednesday, July 07, 2004
Is She or Isn't She?
Tonight's the night this little baby (8x10 inches) goes up for sale.

Is it a genuine Vermeer? If so it is the only work of his to likely go up for sale, purhaps forever. The physical evidence appears to be good. But the quality is sub-par. But then again many other Vermeers are weaker that the others.

It would be nice to see a museum like the Getty step up to the plate and use their sizable resources to snap up this work. But I'm afraid it is far too risky for that. Or is it?

(See article on this painting and another on a painting by DeHooch also up for sale.)