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Johannes Vermeer, ‘Young Woman with a Water Pitcher’, ca. 1662, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Johannes Vermeer, ‘Young Woman with a Water Pitcher’, ca. 1662, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Young Woman with a Water Pitcher, ca. 1662

Oil on canvas
18 × 16 in
45.7 × 40.6 cm
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Marquand Collection, Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1889), licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal
Johannes Vermeer
Dutch, 1632–1675
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Johannes Vermeer is best known for his meticulously rendered images of women in light-filled domestic interiors. A slow and methodical painter, Vermeer produced relatively few paintings (34 have been attributed to him) but was a modest celebrity in his hometown of Delft during his lifetime. After he died, he fell into obscurity until the 19th century when he was rediscovered by German art historian Gustav Friedrich Waagen and French journalist and art critic Théophile Thoré-Bürger. Vermeer is now considered one of the greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age.

Johannes Vermeer, ‘Young Woman with a Water Pitcher’, ca. 1662, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Johannes Vermeer, ‘Young Woman with a Water Pitcher’, ca. 1662, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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About the work
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Marquand Collection, Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1889), licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal
Johannes Vermeer
Dutch, 1632–1675
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Johannes Vermeer is best known for his meticulously rendered images of women in light-filled domestic interiors. A slow and methodical painter, Vermeer produced relatively few paintings (34 have been attributed to him) but was a modest celebrity in his hometown of Delft during his lifetime. After he died, he fell into obscurity until the 19th century when he was rediscovered by German art historian Gustav Friedrich Waagen and French journalist and art critic Théophile Thoré-Bürger. Vermeer is now considered one of the greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age.

Young Woman with a Water Pitcher, ca. 1662

Oil on canvas
18 × 16 in
45.7 × 40.6 cm
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