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    Cool Vermeer follows Rembrandt in the Century

    When said "Vermeer follows Rembrandtin the Century" what exactly does it mean? Maybe that Vermeer's celebrity is after Rembrandt's one being both from 17th Century?

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    Re: Vermeer follows Rembrandt in the Century

    Rembrandt was born in 1606, Vermeer in 1632, so Vermeer follows Rembrandt in the [17th] century - he is the younger man.

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    Re: Vermeer follows Rembrandt in the Century

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    When said "Vermeer follows Rembrandtin the Century" what exactly does it mean? Maybe that Vermeer's celebrity is after Rembrandt's one being both from 17th Century?

    Thanks for your help,

    Bushwhacker
    Bushwhacker,

    It depends on the context of the paragraph. Chronologically, Vermeer definitely follows Rembrandt in the 17th century. Popularity-wise, Rembrandt could be held in higher esteem, therefore, Vermeer follows Rembrandt.

    You have a win-win situation here because in either context Vermeer would follow Rembrandt.

    Cheers,
    Amigos4

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