Rembrandt, A Lady and Gentleman in Black, 1633

Vermeer, The Concert, 1658–1660
Oil on canvas, 72.5 x 64.7 cm. One of approximately only 36 known works by Vermeer in the world. This work was Gardner’s first major acquisition, purchased with the help of experts at a Paris auction sale. Gardner placed it on a table alongside the window, a location where she often placed her most prized paintings, with a chair in front of it to invite viewing.
Vermeer, The Concert, 1658–1660
March 8, 2015
Manet, Chez Tortoni, 1878–1880
Oil on canvas, 26 x 34 cm. Inscribed at the foot on the left: Manet. Gardner placed this small work on a table beneath the darker and far more somber portrait of Manet’s mother, shown as a widow in a black veil and a silk dress entirely in black.
Manet, Chez Tortoni, 1878–1880
March 8, 2015

Rembrandt, A Lady and Gentleman in Black, 1633

Rembrandt, A Lady and Gentleman in Black, 1633
Oil on canvas, 131.6 x 109 cm. Inscribed at the foot: Rembrandt.ft: 1633. This monumental work hung in a prominent spot in the Dutch Room, visible through its windows overlooking the court. Rembrandt completed this work in his second year in Amsterdam in 1632.
Oil on canvas, 131.6 x 109 cm. Inscribed at the foot: Rembrandt.ft: 1633. This monumental work hung in a prominent spot in the Dutch Room, visible through its windows overlooking the court. Rembrandt completed this work in his second year in Amsterdam in 1632.