The Milkmaid, Johannes Vermeer, c. 1660

The Milkmaid, Johannes Vermeer, c. 1660

oil on canvas, h 45.5cm × w 41cm. More details

A maidservant pours milk, entirely absorbed in her work. Except for the stream of milk, everything else is still. Vermeer took this simple everyday activity and made it the subject of an impressive painting – the woman stands like a statue in the brightly lit room. Vermeer also had an eye for how light by means of hundreds of colourful dots plays over the surface of objects.

On display in Eregalerij Johannes Vermeer Daily life (paintings)

Collections with this work


Maribeth Flynn added this work to SelfHelp

yesterday - 5 works 16 0

Anneloes van Gool added this work to RM

yesterday - 31 works 68 0

AlysonCH added this work to November 2015

November 28 2015 - 19 works 50 0

Make your own creations with this work