The painting can be placed at the beginning of a series of quiet interior scenes with few figures, which are characteristic of Vermeer's oeuvre after the end of the 1650s.


  • Title: Girl Reading a Letter by an Open Window
  • Creator lifespan: 1632 - 1675
  • Creator's nationality: Netherlands
  • Creator's place of death: Delft
  • Creator's place of birth: Delft
  • Creator's gender: Male
  • Date created: ca. 1659
  • Physical Dimensions: w 63.8 x h 83 cm
  • Painter: Johannes Vermeer
  • Collection: Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery)
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Photograph: Hans Peter Klut/Elke Estel
  • External Link: http://www.skd.museum/

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