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.
  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.
  3. "New Coins Pay Homage to Dutch Artwork and the Old Dutch Masters". Coin Update. 15 April 2011.