Girl with a Pearl Earring  1665

by Johannes Vermeer

Oil on canvas, 44.5 x 39 cm [br]Signed: IVMeer Girl with a Pearl Earring is Vermeer’s most famous painting. It is not a portrait, but a ‘tronie’ – a painting of an imaginary figure. Tronies depict a certain type or character; in this case a girl in exotic dress, wearing an oriental turban and an improbably large pearl in her ear. Johannes Vermeer was the master of light...
Courtesy of Mauritshuis



  1. Really like Vermeer's use of light as seen in the girl's face, lips, and scarf headband. A real master of light.
  2. Absolutely adore it!!!
  3. Love it!