| Image Notes
Vermeer The Art of Painting, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Vermeer Lady Writing a Letter with Her Maid, The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin.
Inscribed by the artist on the reverse; "Vermeer's/Moving" / George Deem / 1976 / Oil on canvas / 40 x 35 cm
Full page color reproduction of painting in Advertisement of exhibition George Deem Allan Stone Gallery, Arts Magazine, New York, November 1977
Vermeer's Moving, Photolithographic Print from the painting. Medium: offset Photolithograph 6-color print. Paper size 30 X 22 inches; Image size 20 1/2 X 18 inches Edition: 300. A/P 40. 1980. Numbered lower left, Signed by artist lower right
AP 26/40 donation to auction to benefit scholarship fund of Jefferson County Medical Society Auxiliary, Louisville, Kentucky, 1982.
| Artist's Notes
1977 Allan Stone has following paintings Vermeer's Moving 1976
In Vermeer's Moving I have assembled chairs that appear in various paintings by Vermeer, plus the stool on which the artist sits in Vermeer's The Art of Painting (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna). Vermeer's picture Young Woman with a Water Pitcher (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) leans against the wall below the windows. On the wall hangs Vermeer's Lady Writing a Letter with Her Maid (Beit Collection). I have placed this picture by Vermeer in the same room Vermeer painted it in, the painting thus hangs in its own room but I have removed the curtain from the window: Vermeer's moving.The picture is hung askew on the wall, the chairs are not arranged but are placed haphazardly in the room, as if the house is in disorder, waiting for the moving to begin. My composition with its multiple diagonals introduces a new dynamic element into the familiar balanced composition of Vermeer, and sets his usual composition in motion: Vermeer's moving. George Deem, New York April 1, 1980.
(Note: Lady Writing a Letter with Her Maid, formerly in the Beit Collection, is now in the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin. 12/9/2010).
Allan Stone Gallery, New York