Johannes Vermeer (also called Johan and Jan)
The figure on the left is believed to be a self portrait.


Baptized October 31, 1632


Delft, Netherlands

Death date

December 15, 1675



Johannes Vermeer was a painter from Holland during the Dutch Golden Age. He made relatively few works (just 34) and was not popular during his lifetime. However, the luminiscent and still qualities of his domestic scenes gained a large audience in the 20th century.

  • The Procuress c. 1656Go to The Procuress
  • A Woman Asleep at a Table c. 1657
  • Soldier and a Laughing Girl c. 1658
  • The Kitchen Maid c. 1658
  • View of Delft c. 1660-1
  • The Music Lesson c. 1662-5
  • Woman in Blue Reading a Letter c. 1662-3
  • Woman Holding a Balance c. 1664
  • Young Woman With Water Pitcher c. 1664-5
  • Girl with the Pearl Earring c. 1665-6Go to Girl with the Pearl Earring
  • The Concert c. 1665-6