On the right a woman sits at a table writing a letter. A maid stands beside her looking out the window to the left which illuminates the scene. Behind them a large painting hangs on the wall. The painting is surrounded by a white border with its name and painter at bottom centre.

Woman Writing A Letter Art Print

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Johannes Vermeer specialised in genre scenes, particularly of women in domestic settings. The lady in this painting appears to have thrown down a letter that she has received, as well as her letter-writing manual. With such unexceptional content Vermeer had fashioned one of his most sublime works. Light filters through the window, giving a statuesque calm to the centrally placed maid and transforming the lady's dress into a blur that echoes her inner turmoil. Behind her hangs a painting of The Finding of Moses; a reminder to trust in Divine Will. Muted colour contributes to the sense of a distilled moment.

National Gallery of Ireland Art Prints are the perfect way to have your own masterpiece. Printed on high quality 240gsm Satin paper using Epson Ultrachrome Archival inks, each print have a stated light fastness and image permanence of up to, at least 75 years. In order to preserve the image and prevent unnecessary fading, the print should not be exposed to direct sunlight and its UV rays.

All prints have the title and artist's name printed at the bottom of each reproduction.

Dimensions: 50 x 70 cm (including white border)

Original Painting Information

Johannes Vermeer, Dutch, 1632-1675

Woman Writing a Letter, with her Maid, c.1670

Oil on canvas, 71.1 x 60.5 cm

Presented, Sir Alfred and Lady Beit, 1987 (Beit Collection)



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