Item Number: 148464
Title: VERMEER's Mistress and Maid
Author: Iacono, Margaret ; James Ivory
Record created on 03/22/2018
Description: New York-London: The Frick Collection, Giles, 2018. 25cm., hardcover, 64pp. illus.
Summary: The subject of writing and receiving letters, which recurs frequently in the work of Johannes Vermeer (1632?1675), is given dramatic tension in this masterful painting of two women in a mysterious moment of crisis. The artist seldom, if ever, surpassed the subtly varied effects of light seen here as it gleams from the pearl jewellery, sparkles from the glass and silver objects on the table, and falls softly over the figures in their shadowy setting.
(Frick Diptych Series)
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