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Johannes Vermeer
Girl with a Pearl Earring
c. 1665
Oil on canvas

17 1/2 x 15 3/8 inches
Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague


Excerpt from The Frick Collection, New York:

Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch
Painting from the Mauritshuis

The Frick Collection, New York
October 22, 2013 - January 19, 2014

Johannes Vermeer  (Dutch, Delft 1632–1675)
Girl with a Pearl Earring, c. 1665
Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague

The girl’s features may have been inspired by a live model, but her identity is unknown. Many subjects have been suggested, including the artist’s eldest daughter, but none of these proposals has been widely embraced. The painting belongs to a distinctly Dutch subcategory of portraiture known as the tronie. Tronies depict idealized faces or exaggerated expressions and often feature exotic trappings, like the turban and enormous earring worn by the girl.

Continued, The Frick Collection, New York >>

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Catalogue Record: Girl with a Pearl Earring, Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague


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Johannes Vermeer, Flemish, (1632–1675)
b. October 31, 1632, Delft
d. 1675
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