19th Century Oil Painting Entitled “The Geographer” After Johannes Vermeer
19th Century Oil Painting after revered Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer (1632 – 1675) entitled The Geographer (1669)
19th Century Figural Interiorscape Oil Painting after revered Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer (1632 – 1675) entitled The Geographer (1669) | Oil on canvas attached to board | Signed as in original for Johannes Vermeer upper right of cabinet behind figure | Housed in a gold carved wood frame | Approx. Dimensions: Image 21″ H x 18″ W; Frame 29″ H x 26″ W | Very good condition, painting has been professionally cleaned | Note: The original Johannes Vermeer (1632 – 1675) entitled The Geographer is now in the collection of the Stadelsches Kunstinstitut Museum in Frankfurt Germany.
About the Painting: The geographer, dressed in a Japanese-style robe then popular among scholars, is shown to be “someone excited by intellectual inquiry”, with his active stance, the presence of maps, charts, a globe and books, as well as the dividers he holds in his right hand, according to Arthur Wheelock Jr. “The energy in this painting […] is conveyed most notably through the figure’s pose, the massing of objects on the left side of the composition, and the sequence of diagonal shadows on the wall to the right.” [Wikipedia]