View of Delft

painting by Johannes Vermeer

View of Delft (c.1660-1661) is an oil painting. It was painted by Johannes Vermeer. The painting shows Vermeer's hometown. It is one of his most popular pictures.[1] It is one of three paintings of Delft by Vermeer. The others are The Little Street and the lost painting House Standing in Delft.[2] In 2011, the painting was featured on gold and silver commemorative coins issued by the Royal Dutch Mint.[3]

View of Delft

ReferencesEdit

  1. Slatkes, Leonard J. (16 July 1981). Vermeer and his contemporaries. Abbeville Press. p. 40. ISBN 9780896591950. Retrieved 18 June 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Montias, John Michael (1 January 1991). Vermeer and His Milieu: A Web of Social History. Princeton University Press. p. 200. ISBN 9780691002897. Retrieved 18 June 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "New Coins Pay Homage to Dutch Artwork and the Old Dutch Masters". Coin Update. 15 April 2011.