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Vermeer

[ ver-meer; Dutch vuhr-meyr ]
/ vərˈmɪər; Dutch vərˈmeɪr /
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noun

Jan [yahn], /yɑn/, Jan van der Meer van Delft, 1632–75, Dutch painter.

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Vermeer
/ (vɛəˈmɪə, Dutch vərˈmeːr) /

noun

Jan (jɑn). full name Jan van der Meer van Delft 1632–75, Dutch genre painter, noted esp for his masterly treatment of light
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