View of Houses in Delft, Known as The Little Street, Johannes Vermeer, c. 1658

View of Houses in Delft, Known as The Little Street, Johannes Vermeer, c. 1658

oil on canvas, h 54.3cm × w 44cm × d 9cm. More details

This is an unusual painting in Vermeer’s oeuvre, and remarkable for its time as a portrait of ordinary houses. The composition is as exciting as it is balanced. The old walls with their bricks, whitewash, and cracks are almost tangible. The location is Vlamingstraat 40–42 in Delft. Vermeer’s aunt Ariaentgen Claes lived in the house at the right, with her children, from around 1645 until her death in 1670.

Collections with this work

Johannes Vermeer

Rijksmuseum

Ian Smits - history task

Ian Smits

17 hours ago - 4 works 2 0

Favorieten

Remco Veldkamp

14 hours ago - 49 works 35 0

Make your own creations with this work