Artist: Jan Vermeer (1632 – 1675)

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tempJohannes, Jan or Johan Vermeer was a Dutch painter who specialized in domestic interior scenes of middle-class life. The painting Girl with a Pearl Earring is one of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer’s masterworks and, as the name implies, uses a pearl earring for a focal point. The image is a tronie, the Dutch 17th-century description of a ‘head’ that was not meant to be a portrait. It has been in the collection of the Mauritshuis gallery in The Hague since 1902.

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