Officer and Laughing Girl after Vermeer

Description
Le Soldat et la Fillette Qui Rit is the only painting by Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675) that Jules Jacquemart etched. His first attempt to etch a painting in 1861 was a failure, as apparently he had been unable to work directly from the subject. Not until five years later in 1866 did he make a second attempt at etching a painting, this print after Vermeer. It was considered to be one of the best reproductive etchings of the time. The Vermeer painting now hangs in the Frick Collection, New York. But when Jacquemart etched it for the Gazette des Beaux-Arts, it was in the collection of Léopold Double, a French artillery officer, bibliophile, and art collector.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
Object Type
Etching
Date made
1866
original artist
Vermeer, Jan
graphic artist
Jacquemart, Jules
printer
Delâtre
publisher
Gazette des Beaux-Arts
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
image: 16.8 cm x 15.3 cm; 6 5/8 in x 6 in
sheet: 25 cm x 19.8 cm; 9 13/16 in x 7 13/16 in
ID Number
GA*14601
catalog number
14601
accession number
94830
subject
Domestic Furnishings
Family & Social Life
Art
Communications
Ferris Collection
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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