The Love Letter, Johannes Vermeer, c. 1669 - c. 1670

The Love Letter, Johannes Vermeer, c. 1669 - c. 1670

oil on canvas, h 44cm × w 38.5cm. More details

Vermeer chose an unusual vantage point for this painting. From a dim space in the foreground, a glimpse is afforded of another room with a domestic scene. An elegantly dressed woman looks up expectantly at a maidservant, who has just handed her a letter. The seascape on the wall behind them may well allude to the epistle’s subject: during the 17th century, the sea was often compared to love, and the lover to a ship.

On display in Eregalerij Johannes Vermeer Immoral women Daily life Daily life (paintings)

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