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."



Mhf-1409
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Title: Tobacco Smoker
Creator(s): Gabriel Metsu
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mhf-0422
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Title: Still Life with Roemer and Silver Tazza
Creator(s): Pieter Claesz.
Description: principal detail with glass, silver
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mhf-1078
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Title: Still Life with Clock
Creator(s): Willem Claesz. Heda
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mhf-1312
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Title: Still Life with Pie, Glass and Silver Vessel (Allegory on Moderation)
Creator(s): Willem Claesz. Heda
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mhf-0722
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Title: Still Life with Chinese Vase
Creator(s): Juriaen van Streeck
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mhf-0723
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Title: Still Life with Chinese Vase
Creator(s): Juriaen van Streeck
Description: central detail
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mhf-0552
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Title: Lady and Gentleman Drinking Wine
Creator(s): Jan Vermeer
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mhf-0553
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Title: Lady and Gentleman Drinking Wine
Creator(s): Jan Vermeer
Description: lady drinking
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Bos-29152
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Title: Cotton Plantation
Creator(s): Charles Giroux
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
NUk-0003
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Title: Golden Hinde II — Sir Francis Drake's Famous Galleon
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
NUk-0004
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Title: Golden Hinde II — Sir Francis Drake's Famous Galleon
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
NUk-0006
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Title: Golden Hinde II — Sir Francis Drake's Famous Galleon
Description: stern, decorated with arms flanked by unicorns
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
NUk-0007
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Title: Golden Hinde II — Sir Francis Drake's Famous Galleon
Description: propeller and rudder
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
Ard-73949
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Title: Model of the William Rex
Creator(s): Moesman, Cornelis
Vriend, Adriaen de
Description: Overall view; starboard side of the three-masted low galleon
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-73951
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Title: Model of the William Rex
Creator(s): Moesman, Cornelis
Vriend, Adriaen de
Description: Detail of starboard side near bow with two levels of guns
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Dva-3259
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Title: Vase of Flowers
Creator(s): Jan Davidsz. de Heem
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Dva-0548
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Title: A Lady Writing
Creator(s): Jan Vermeer
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Dva-4931
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Title: Interior of a Tailor Shop
Creator(s): Quiringh van Brekelenkam
Vendor: Davis Art Images