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"The Little Street (Het Straatje)" c. 1657-61,The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. An unusual painting in Vermeer’s oeuvre: a few houses and a couple of people in a quiet street. Vermeer gave the scene a palpable sense of tension and balance. The old walls, worn bricks and white plaster are almost tangible. What part of Delft this shows is no longer known.