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Officer and Laughing Girl after Vermeer

Officer and Laughing Girl after Vermeer

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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.
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Object Name
Object Type
Date made
original artist
Vermeer, Jan
graphic artist
Jacquemart, Jules
Gazette des Beaux-Arts
place made
France: Île-de-France, Département de Ville-de-Paris
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
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
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Jean Leon Gerome Ferris
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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