The Young Vermeer

  • 8th December 2010 − 13th March 2011 | Scottish National Gallery (Scottish National Gallery) | Admission free

The Show

The well-known Dutch master Johannes Vermeer was one of the world's greatest painters; however, there are only thirty-six of his paintings in existence. This winter, three paintings from Vermeer's early career will be reunited in a significant and rare display.

The Young Vermeer will show three paintings created between 1653 and 1656: Diana and her Nymphs (about 1653-54) from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in The Hague; the National Galleries of Scotland's Christ in the House of Martha and Mary (about 1654-55); and ‘The Procuress' (1656) from the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister Dresden.

The Young Vermeer presents a unique opportunity to compare directly these three important paintings and discover more about the development of one of the world's most celebrated artists.