‘The Lacemaker’ to join blockbuster Vermeer exhibition

Louvre Museum via Wikimedia Commons

The Rijksmuseum has reportedly promised a loan of Vermeer’s ‘The Lacemaker’ for a blockbuster exhibition starting in February next year.

Earlier this week, the museum announced that 27 of Vermeer’s 35 works would be brought together for the exhibition, but that number has now risen to 28.

At a private event at the Rijksmuseum on Friday evening, Rijksmuseum director general Taco Dibbits said the French had agreed to loan another work for the exhibition, “La Dentelli√®re”, which is in the Louvre in Paris.

During the exhibition, the Rijksmuseum intends to use the latest technological techniques to digitize Vermeer’s rare surviving paintings to better understand how he worked.

Earlier this week, the museum announced that the non-invasive scanning of The Milkmaid has revealed more detail of the painted elements and bold, sweeping underpainting of the artwork.

The exhibition, which started selling tickets this week, will run from February 10 to June 4 next year.

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