- Portraits of a Lifetime
- Narrated by: Alan Douglas
- Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 10-10-12
- Language: English
- Publisher: Lawrence R. Spencer (Consignment)
The few existing paintings by Vermeer our priceless works of art, housed in the most prestigious art museums of the world. In July 2004 Vermeer's painting Young Woman Seated at the Virginals' was sold at auction for $42 million. The value of an undisputed Vermeer would likely exceed $100,000,000. The authenticity of Young Woman Seated at the Virginals is disputed which explains the relatively low sales price. Because the few authenticated Vermeers are all in museum collections , the only way to acquire a Vermeer is to steal one which happened in 1990. The Concert was stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and has not been recovered.
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By Airl on 15-05-13
A revolutionary look at Vermeer and his paintings
What made the experience of listening to Vermeer the most enjoyable?
I am a student of art
What was one of the most memorable moments of Vermeer?
Understanding how much a part of his life his wife and children were on his painting
What does Alan Douglas bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
A very professional presentation
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I was touched very deeply by the empathy of the author and the life of the artist
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