CDR-1279: SR Set: Vermeer and the Beginnings of Global Trade

"Vermeer's Hat, the Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World," by Timothy Brook provided inspiration for this Image Set. Sailing west, an endless need for beaver pelts (for hats)from North America and then Canada opened the door to trade on a scale not known before. With China the ultimate goal and destination and the lure of silk, brocade and porcelain (esp. blue and white, the basis for Delftware) and the need for silver, the currency of the day, merchants were competing with each other across the seas. 59 Dutch and 20 English ships sailed for Asia in 1610; ten years later there were 148 Dutch and 53 English, with many never arriving at their destination. The discovery of tobacco in America provided ballast for sailing east; slaves from Africa filled the ships going west. Silver mines in Peru provided the much needed silver (currency of the day) and the popularity and pleasures associated with tobacco all across Europe encouraged settlements along the east coast of the Americas. "The idea of a common humanity was emerging, and with it the possibility of a shared history."



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Title: Harbor Scene with Skaters
Creator(s): Hendrick Avercamp
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mhf-0362
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Title: View of Delft, from the Rotterdam Canal
Creator(s): Jan Vermeer
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Interior of the Oude Kerk in Delft
Creator(s): Hendrik Cornelisz. van Vliet
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Met-2107
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Title: Interior of the Old Church in Delft
Creator(s): Emanuel de Witte
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Tol-01021
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Title: Courtyard, Delft
Creator(s): Pieter de Hooch
Vendor: Toledo Museum of Art
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Title: Allegory of Painting (The Artist in His Studio)
Creator(s): Jan Vermeer
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Allegory of Painting (The Artist in His Studio)
Creator(s): Jan Vermeer
Description: center detail with artist painting model
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Allegory of Painting (The Artist in His Studio)
Creator(s): Jan Vermeer
Description: the artist
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Port of Amsterdam
Creator(s): Ludolf Backhuysen I
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Dutch Harbor and Cityscape
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Met-1172
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Title: Fur Traders Descending the Missouri
Creator(s): George Caleb Bingham
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Title: Still Life with Chinese Bowl
Creator(s): Willem Kalf
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Still Life with Chinese Bowl
Creator(s): Willem Kalf
Description: principal detail
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Still Life with Gold, Silver and Porcelain
Creator(s): Willem Kalf
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Cavalier and Merchant Girl
Creator(s): Frans van Mieris
Description: close detail of oriental rug
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Lady Writing a Letter
Creator(s): Gerard Terborch II
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Lady Writing a Letter
Creator(s): Gerard Terborch II
Description: close detail of lady writing
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: A Young Couple Drinking Wine
Creator(s): Gerard Terborch II
Description: young lady with glass
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Lady and Gentleman Drinking Wine
Creator(s): Jan Vermeer
Description: chair and still life on table
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Young Lady with Pearl Necklace
Creator(s): Jan Vermeer
Description: bust detail
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Young Lady with Pearl Necklace
Creator(s): Jan Vermeer
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Met-1954
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Title: Dutch Ships on a Harbour
Creator(s): Willem van de Velde I
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Lcc-1006
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Title: Dish with Lychee Design
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lcc-1015
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Title: Jar with Underglaze Blue Design of Figures Playing Musical Instruments & Chess, Reading Book and Looking At Painting
Description: Total
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lcc-1016
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Title: Jar with Underglaze Blue Design of Figures Playing Musical Instruments & Chess, Reading Book and Looking At Painting
Description: Detail of figures playing chess
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Met-3221
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Title: Vase
Creator(s): Daniel Marot the Elder
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-06324
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Title: Cup
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-2464
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Title: A Maid Asleep
Creator(s): Jan Vermeer
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Title: View of Amsterdam
Creator(s): Rembrandt van Rijn
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: View of Delft after Explosion of the Powder Magazine
Creator(s): Egbert van der Poel
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Met-07596
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Title: View of Delft after the Explosion of the Gunpowder Arsenal on October 12, 1654
Creator(s): Herman Saftleven II
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-1427
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Title: Four Tulips: Boter man (Butter Man), Joncker (Nobleman), Grote geplumaceerde (The Great Plumed One), and Woorwint (With the Wind)
Creator(s): Jacob Marrel
Description: watercolor on vellum
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Title: The Geographer
Creator(s): Jan Vermeer
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: The Geographer
Creator(s): Jan Vermeer
Description: principal detail
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Dva-1975
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Title: Woman Holding a Balance
Creator(s): Jan Vermeer
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Met-3601
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Title: Woman with a Lute
Creator(s): Jan Vermeer
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Title: Ships in Rough Sea
Creator(s): Ludolf Backhuysen I
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Ships in Rough Sea
Creator(s): Ludolf Backhuysen I
Description: ships on high sea
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Still Life with Alcohol, Tobacco, Fish and Fire
Creator(s): Pieter Claesz.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Still Life with Alcohol, Tobacco, Fish and Fire
Creator(s): Pieter Claesz.
Description: jug, tabacco and brazier
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.