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How much is a Vermeer painting worth?

A recently authenticated painting by JohannesVermeer sold for almost $40 million at auction on Wednesday,a record for the 17th century Dutch painter and thefifth-highest price ever paid for an OldMaster.

Also, how much is the painting Girl with a Pearl Earring worth?

The first painting by the Dutch master JohannesVermeer to come to auction in more than 80 years -- and one thatfor decades has been suspected of being fake -- sold for $30million Wednesday night at Sotheby's here.

Also, what are the 3 most expensive paintings ever sold? The 10 Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold
  • $300 million for Nafea Faa Ipoipo (When Will You Marry?) byPaul Gauguin (2015)
  • $250 million for The Card Players by Paul Cézanne(2011)
  • $179.4 million for Women of Algiers by Pablo Picasso(2015)
  • $155 million for La Rêve by Pablo Picasso (2013)
  • $142.4 million for Three Studies of Lucian Freud by FrancisBacon (2013)

Secondly, who Owns The Girl With the Pearl Earring?

Girl with a Pearl Earring
Artist Johannes Vermeer
Year c. 1665
Type Tronie
Medium Oil on canvas

What is the most expensive painting in the world?

"Salvator Mundi," a 600-year-old painting byLeonardo da Vinci, had just sold for $450 million. It was themost expensive painting ever sold at auction.

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Why is Mona Lisa so famous?

The Heist that Made the Mona Lisa Famous. In1911, a former Louvre employee perpetrated one of the greatest artheists in history: the theft of Leonardo da Vinci's immortalpainting “Mona Lisa.” He remained hidden thereuntil the following morning, when the Louvre was closed and foottraffic was light.

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How much is the Mona Lisa worth?

Guinness World Records lists da Vinci's Mona Lisa ashaving the highest ever insurance value for a painting. Onpermanent display at the Louvre in Paris, the Mona Lisa wasassessed at US$100 million on December 14,1962.

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Is the movie Girl With a Pearl Earring true?

The girl herself is a mystery who has inspiredboth a novel and a movie speculating on her truestory. The painting is back in the United States for the first timesince 1995, at San Francisco's de Young museum.

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Where is Vermeer buried?

Old Church, Delft, Netherlands

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Where was Woman Holding a Balance painted?

Overview. Woman Holding a Balance is a superbexample of Johannes Vermeer's exquisite sense of stability andrhythm. A woman dressed in a blue jacket with fur trimstands serenely at a table in a corner of a room. The scales in herright hand are at equilibrium, suggestive of her inner state ofmind.

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What is the story behind Girl With a Pearl Earring?

Girl With a Pearl Earring tells the storyof Griet, a 16-year-old Dutch girl who becomes a maid in thehouse of the painter Johannes Vermeer. Her calm and perceptivemanner not only helps her in her household duties, but alsoattracts the painter's attention.

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What's the most famous painting?

The 10 Most Famous Paintings in the World
  • Mona Lisa – Leonardo da Vinci. This iconic painting byLeonardo da Vinci is undoubtedly the most famous painting in theworld.
  • Starry Night - Vincent van Gogh.
  • The Scream – Edvard Munch.
  • The Creation Of Adam – Michelangelo.
  • The Night Watch – Rembrandt van Rijn.

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Who was a famous Dutch painter?

Jan Vermeer
Born in the city of Delft in 1632, Johannes (Jan)Vermeer is known as one of the greatest painters in theDutch Golden Age.

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Who was the greatest Dutch painter?

The 10 Most Important Old Masters in DutchPainting
  • Pieter Brueghel the Elder (c. 1525-1569)
  • Jan Steen (1626-1679)
  • Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450-1516)
  • Lucas van Leyden (1494-1533)
  • Frans Hals (1580-1666)
  • Hendrick Terbrugghen (1588-1629)
  • Willem Kalf (1619-1693)
  • Rachel Ruysch (1664-1750)