Publication date: 28 November 2022 - 09:46

Johannes Vermeer is famous around the world for his paintings of calm scenes in domestic settings, for the unrivalled quality of his luminous, vibrant light, and for his impressive use of illusionism. Never before have so many paintings by Vermeer been brought together in one place. This will be the biggest ever exhibition devoted exclusively to the master painter of Delft, with a total of 28 paintings from countries all over the world, including Japan and the US. In many cases, this will be the first time they are exhibited in the Netherlands. They include three works from the Frick Collection in New York, as well as the recently restored Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window from the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden and The Glass of Wine from the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin. Other highlights include the world-famous Girl with a Pearl Earring from the Mauritshuis in The Hague, The Lacemaker from the Louvre in Paris, and Woman Holding a Balance from The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.

The exhibition Vermeer is made possible in part by Ammodo, Blockbusterfonds, Rijksmuseum Fonds, Rijksmuseum International Circle, Rijksmuseum Patrons and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.