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Soldier and a Laughing Girl c. 1658. Oil on canvas, 49.2 x 44.4 cm; The Frick Collection, New York

"Penelope", 1868 ~ by Charles-François Marchal (French, Paris 1825–1877 Paris) -- The Metropolitan Museaum of Art

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ART Johannes Vermeer - the Astronomer, 1668

"The Guitar Player", 1672 ~ Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675). - love everything Vermeer ever did...

Jan Vermeer. A Girl Reading a Letter. Look at the reflection on the window, that is so incredible. That is one reason that Vermeer is a true master.

Johannes Vermeer "Lady Standing at a Virginal", Oil on canvas, 51.7 cm × 45.2 cm, in National Gallery, London

Woman Holding a Balance by Vermeer Another genius of the baroque period, notice the relationship between the balance and the painting within the painting of Christ's ascension and judgment

this site is an excellent source of biographical and historical information about Vermeer

OFFICER AND LAUGHING GIRL (De Soldaat en het Lachende Meisje) c. 1655-1660 oil on canvas 19 7/8 x 18 1/8 in. (50.5 x 46 cm.) The Frick Collection, New York