Creation Date: c.
Size: 20 ×
18 inch (51 × 45 cm)
Media: Oil on canvas
Location: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
This is one of my favorite Vermeer paintings. The character here reminds me of Howard Roark or Equality 7-2521.
Like "The Art of Painting" this painting was at one time owned by the Nazis. I recently read that they stamped a swastika on the back and I am dying to know if it is still there. I'm sure it would have been small, but that is still strange.