View of Delft
Johannes Vermeer
View of Delft
Johannes Vermeer (Dutch; Baroque, Dutch Golden Age, 1632-1675): View of Delft, 1661. Oil on canvas, 96.5 x 117.5 cm. Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague, Netherlands.



"Vermeer’s View of Delft is the most renowned townscape of 17th-century Dutch art."

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"With Rembrandt and Frans Hals, Vermeer ranks among the most admired of all Dutch artists, but he was much less well known in his own day and remained relatively obscure until the end of the nineteenth century. The main reason for this is that he produced a small number of pictures, perhaps about forty-five (of which thirty-six are known today) ..."

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