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Vermeer's Mistress and Maid (Frick Diptych) Hardcover – November 27, 2018
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About the Author
Margaret Iacono is associate research curator at The Frick Collection. Her areas of interest include northern European painting of the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries and the history of collecting. Most recently she organized Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis (2014), and also served as the Frick coordinator for The Frick Collection: Art Treasures in New York, held at the Mauritshuis, The Hague (2015).
- Item Weight : 14.4 ounces
- Hardcover : 64 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1911282379
- ISBN-13 : 978-1911282372
- Dimensions : 7.7 x 0.5 x 9.5 inches
- Publisher : GILES (November 27, 2018)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,560,239 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Like the first volume, the critical analysis (here provided by Margaret Iacano) is superb. She provides a background on Vermeer’s life and works, and then focuses on the historical context of the work in relation to Vermeer’s own work AND in relation to other Dutch painters at the time. I was surpringly interested in the brief account of recent x-ray and pigment analysis on the painting viewing it as an artifact, more than as art per se. The final few pages of the essay focused on the fascinating story of how Mr. Frick was able to bring the piece of work into the country from Germany despite the strict prohibitions of the American Trading with the Enemy Act which was still in force at the end of World War I.
It’s a wonderful, richly-illustrated volume for the price!