Officer and Laughing Girl, after Vermeer

Jules-Ferdinand Jacquemart French
After Johannes Vermeer Dutch

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The "Gazette des Beaux-Arts" first published this etching as an illustration to an article on Vermeer by Théophile Thoré-Bürger. The French collector Léopold Double owned the painting at the time, which accounts for the etched crest below the image. This was Jacquemart’s first successful foray into reproducing a painting, after specializing previously in three-dimensional objects. He included an impression of this print in the selection of works he exhibited at the 1867 Exposition Universelle, where he earned a third-class medal.

Officer and Laughing Girl, after Vermeer, Jules-Ferdinand Jacquemart (French, Paris 1837–1880 Paris), Etching on chine collé; fourth state of six

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