The Vermeer exhibition on the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, which ended this Sunday night, attracted greater than 650,000 guests in sixteen weeks, a document quantity. The museum has introduced this in a press launch.
Till now Late Rembrandt in 2015, with 520,000 guests, it was the museum’s best-visited exhibition. That exhibition lasted every week longer, however due to the opening hours Vermeer by extending it to 11 pm, the museum may obtain extra guests.
The Vermeer exhibition featured 28 of the 37 work attributed to him. Seven of those had by no means been seen within the Netherlands earlier than. This utilized, amongst different issues, to the three Vermeers from The Frick Assortment in New York and the lately restored one Lady studying a letter on the window van de Outdated Masters Image Gallery in Dresden.
Of the guests, 45 % got here from overseas: 17 % from France, 17 % from Germany and 16 % from the UK.
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The exhibition spin-off was additionally in demand. The multi-part TV present The New Vermeer (Omroep Max) attracted a mean of greater than 1.2 million viewers. The web site Nearer to Johannes Vermeer with Stephen Fry and Pleasure Delima has been visited 800,000 instances. With 100,000 copies offered, the exhibition catalog is the Rijks’ best-selling catalogue.
Within the coming weeks, the museum will look at 4 extra loans from the exhibition in collaboration with Het Mauritshuis and the College of Antwerp. The outcomes will probably be offered in 2025, 350 years after the demise of Johannes Vermeer.
From Wednesday and till October 10, six work by Vermeer will probably be on show within the Gallery of Honor of the Rijksmuseum. Along with the 4 works from its personal assortment, these are The lady within the crimson hat (Nationwide Gallery of Artwork, Washington) en Younger lady on the virginal (The Leiden Assortment, New York).