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Young Woman with a Lute by Johannes Vermeer

    Young Woman with a Lute by Johannes Vermeer

    Young Woman with a Lute by Johannes Vermeer was created in 1662 – 1663. The painting is in Metropolitan Museum of Art New York. The size of the work is 51,4 x 45,7 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.

    A young woman glances out a window while tuning her lute. Open songbooks and a viola da gamba on the floor indicate that she is preparing for a duet. Wealthy young people in the Dutch Republic studied music as part of their education, and amateur concerts provided a welcome opportunity for flirtation. (Read more in Metropolitan Museum of Art)

    About the Artist: Dutch Baroque Period painter Johannes Vermeer specialized in domestic interior scenes of middle-class life. It is unclear where and with whom Vermeer apprenticed as a painter. There is some speculation that Carel Fabritius may have been his teacher. On 29 December 1653, Vermeer became a member of the Guild of Saint Luke, a trade association for painters. The guild’s records make clear that Vermeer did not pay the usual admission fee. It was a year of plague, war, and economic crisis; Vermeer was not alone in experiencing difficult financial circumstances… Read more

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