Masterpieces of the Golden Age

Vermeer's girl reading a letter at an open window

Masterpiece

Artist Johannes Vermeer
Title Girl reading a letter at an open window
Year 1657
Technique Oil on canvas
Current location Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany

Johannes Vermeer

Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) was not a very prolific painter - fewer than 40 of his paintings are known, and it is unlikely he painted many more than those. Most of his works are of domestic interior scenes, possibly of his own house.

Girl reading a letter at an open window

Girl reading a letter at an open window

Girl reading a letter at an open window is on permanent display in the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery) in Dresden, Germany.