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25 Beautiful Works of Art Painted By Johannes Vermeer

 Johannes Vermeer was a Dutch painter who lived in the 1600s and specialized in provincial genre art, which depicts everyday scenes in life. Much like his fellow painter Rembrandt, he never traveled abroad despite being an avid art collector and dealer. Like many other Golden Age Dutch Painters, Johannes Vermeer devoted his life to the creation, collection and admiration of art. He was renowned for his masterful use and treatment of light in his paintings, but nonetheless maintained only modest celebrity during his lifetime, and remained an obscure artist even after his passing. It was only in the 19th century that his work began to gain immense fame, starting with his most famous fainting, The Girl With A Pearl Earring. These are the many other works of this esteemed artist from the 17th century. 

 

1. Christ in the House of Martha and Mary, now in the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh

Beautiful lesser known paintings by golden age Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, Christ in the House of Martha and Mary, now in the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh

(By Johannes Vermeer, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

2. Diana and Her Companions, now in the Mauritshuis, The Hague, Netherlands

Beautiful lesser known paintings by golden age Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, Diana and Her Companions, now in the Mauritshuis, The Hague, Netherlands

(By Johannes Vermeer, Wikimedia Commons)       

 

3. The Procuress, now in the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Saxony  

Beautiful lesser known paintings by golden age Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, The Procuress, now in the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Saxony

(By Johannes Vermeer, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

4. Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window, now in the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden 

Beautiful lesser known paintings by golden age Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window, now in the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden

(By Johannes Vermeer, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

5. A Girl Asleep, now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Beautiful lesser known paintings by golden age Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, A Girl Asleep, now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

(By Johannes Vermeer, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

6. The Little Street, now in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Beautiful lesser known paintings by golden age Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, The Little Street, now in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam   

(Wikimedia Commons)

 

7. Officer with a Laughing Girl, now in the Frick Collection, New York

Beautiful lesser known paintings by golden age Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, Officer with a Laughing Girl, now in the Frick Collection, New York  

(By Johannes Vermeer, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

8. The Milkmaid, now in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Beautiful lesser known paintings by golden age Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, The Milkmaid, now in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam 

(By Johannes Vermeer, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

9. The Wine Glass, also known as A Lady Drinking and a Gentleman, now in the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin

Beautiful lesser known paintings by golden age Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, The Wine Glass, also known as A Lady Drinking and a Gentleman, now in the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin

(By Johannes Vermeer, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

10. View of Delft, now in the Mauritshuis, The Hague, Netherlands

Beautiful lesser known paintings by golden age Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, View of Delft, now in the Mauritshuis, The Hague, Netherlands 

(By Johannes Vermeer, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

11. Woman Reading a Letter, now in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Beautiful lesser known paintings by golden age Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, Woman Reading a Letter, now in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam  

(By Johannes Vermeer, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

12. The Music Lesson, now in the Royal Collection, Buckingham Palace, England

Beautiful lesser known paintings by golden age Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, The Music Lesson, now in the Royal Collection, Buckingham Palace, England 

(By Johannes Vermeer, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

13. Woman with a Lute, now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Beautiful lesser known paintings by golden age Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, Woman with a Lute, now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 

(By Johannes Vermeer, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

14. The Concert, missing since its theft from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston in 1990 

Beautiful lesser known paintings by golden age Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, The Concert, missing since its theft from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston in 1990

(By Johannes Vermeer, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

15. Mistress and Maid, now in the Frick Collection, New York

Beautiful lesser known paintings by golden age Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, Mistress and Maid, now in the Frick Collection, New York 

(By Johannes Vermeer, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

16. The Allegory of Painting, now in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Beautiful lesser known paintings by golden age Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, The Allegory of Painting, now in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna 

(By Johannes Vermeer, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

17. The Astronomer, now in the Louvre, Paris

Beautiful lesser known paintings by golden age Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, The Astronomer, now in the Louvre, Paris  

(By Johannes Vermeer, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

18. The Geographer, now in the Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main

Beautiful lesser known paintings by golden age Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, The Geographer, now in the Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main 

(By Johannes Vermeer, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

19. The Allegory of Faith, now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Beautiful lesser known paintings by golden age Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, The Allegory of Faith, now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York  

(By Johannes Vermeer, Wikimedia Commons)

 

20. Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid, now in the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

Beautiful lesser known paintings by golden age Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid, now in the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin  

(By Johannes Vermeer, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

21. The Lacemaker, now in the Louvre, Paris

Beautiful lesser known paintings by golden age Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, The Lacemaker, now in the Louvre, Paris

(By Johannes Vermeer, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

22. The Guitar Player, now in the Kenwood House, London

Beautiful lesser known paintings by golden age Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, The Guitar Player, now in the Kenwood House, London  

(By Johannes Vermeer, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

23. Woman with a Pearl Necklace, now in the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin

Beautiful lesser known paintings by golden age Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, Woman with a Pearl Necklace, now in the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin  

(By Johannes Vermeer, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

24. Lady Seated at a Virginal, now in the National Gallery, London

Beautiful lesser known paintings by golden age Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, Lady Seated at a Virginal, now in the National Gallery, London

(By Johannes Vermeer, Wikimedia Commons

 

25. The Love Letter, now in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam 

Beautiful lesser known paintings by golden age Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, The Love Letter, now in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

(By Johannes Vermeer, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

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