Vermeer, The Concert, 1658–1660

Rembrandt, The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, 1633 
Oil on canvas, 161.7 x 129.8 cm. Inscribed on the rudder: Rembrandt (sic). f::/1633. This is Rembrandt’s only known seascape
Rembrandt, The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, 1633
March 8, 2015
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.
Rembrandt, A Lady and Gentleman in Black, 1633
March 8, 2015

Vermeer, The Concert, 1658–1660

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.