Creation Date: c.
Size: 20.8 × 18.2
inch (53 × 46.3 cm)
Media: Oil on canvas
Location: Kenwood House, London, UK
This was another Vermeer painting that was at one time stolen. The thieves held the painting "hostage" demanding that two convicted IRA bombers be moved from an English prison to an Irish one. They even cut off a strip of the painting and sent it to the police with a letter criticising capitalism, threatening to burn the painting. However, it was later discovered in a churchyard, unsinged and wrapped in a newspaper. Apparently the thieves demands were not met either. What idiotic, loser bastards.