Ep. 9 – Saint Praxedis – Johannes Vermeer

Saint Praxedis
Saint Praxedis, attributed to Johannes Vermeer, 1655

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Mentioned in the Show

Saint Praxedis – original by Ficherelli (left) and attributed to Johannes Vermeer (right)

Some Assorted Dutch Genre Paintings

Johannes Vermeer – The Astronomer, 1668 and Gerard Dou – Astronomer, 1650
Johannes Vermeer – The Piano Lesson and and Jan Steen – A Young Woman Playing a Piano
Johannes Vermeer – Woman in Blue Reading a Letter and Pieter de Hooch – Woman Weighing Gold Coins
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Johannes Vermeer – The Love Letter and Pieter De Hooch – Couple with a Parrot

Vermeers Mentioned in the Episode

Johannes Vermeer – The Astronomer
Johannes Vermeer – The Piano Lesson
Johannes Vermeer – The Allegory of Painting
Johannes Vermeer – The Girl with the Pearl Earring
Han van Meegeren – Interior of a Church
VMeegeren Last Supper
Han Van Meegeren – Christ with the Adulterer (in the style of Johannes Vermeer)

Further Viewing

Read More About Johannes Vermeer and Han van Meegeren

The Man Who Made Vermeers: Unvarnishing the Legend of Master Forger Han van Meegeren by Jonathan Lopez
Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting


Bürger, Willem, and Gustav Friedrich Waagen. Van Der Meer De Delft. Paris: Gazette Des Beaux Arts, 1866. [Read Online Here]
Janson, Jonathan. “Saint Praxedis.” Essential Vermeer. Accessed December 27, 2018. http://www.essentialvermeer.com/catalogue/praxedis.html#.XCVEZVxKhPY.
Janson, Jonathan. “Saint Praxedis: Missing the Mark.” Understanding The Astronomer by Johannes Vermeer. Accessed December 27, 2018. http://www.essentialvermeer.com/saint_praxedis.html#.XCVEZ1xKhPY.
Janson, Jonathan. “Vermeer and the Camera Obscura.” Essential Vermeer. Accessed December 27, 2018. http://www.essentialvermeer.com/camera_obscura/co_one.html#.XCVFx1xKhPY.
“Johannes Vermeer (Delft 1632-1675) , Saint Praxedis.” Christie’s Auction House. Accessed December 27, 2018. https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/johannes-vermeer-delft-1632-1675-saint-praxedis-5813575-details.aspx.
Lopez, Jonathan. The Man Who Made Vermeers: Unvarnishing the Legend of Master Forger Han Van Meegeren. Orlando: Harcourt, 2012.
“St. Praxedes – Saints & Angels.” Catholic Online. Accessed December 27, 2018. https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=772.
Waiboer, Adriaan E., Arthur K. Wheelock, and Blaise Ducos. Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017.

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