Jan Vermeer

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Ruling the waves

The Dutch emerged at the dawn of the 17th century as a pre-eminent military and commercial power on the sea. They were in the midst of throwing off Spanish rule and developing a shipping empire that would reach from the Americas to South Africa to Asia.
The golden age of Dutch sea power sails into Salem
By GREG COOK  |  June 26, 2009


By buying up her favorite artworks and displaying them for posterity in her museum, Isabella Stewart Gardner removed them from the sphere of commerce and preserved them for the enjoyment of all.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft doc follows its own leads
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 09, 2006