The Love Letter by Johannes Vermeer
Original: oil on canvas 38.5 x 44 cm wxh
This painting is one of Vermeer’s most famous works. Vermeer chose a remarkable point of view for the painting. On the painting a glimpse of a homely scene in another room is depicted, seemingly made from another dusky chamber. In that scene a woman accepts a letter from a maid with hope.
The subject of that letter can perhaps be derived from the two paintings behind them, on one of which the sea is shown and on the other a lonely man walking on a seaside road. In the 17th century the sea was often compared to love and a ship to a lover.
The Love Letter was made around 1667-1670 and currently resides in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
Read more about the life and work of Johannes Vermeer on his painterspage
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