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.

Woman Writing a Letter Canvas Print

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The lady 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 a sense of a distilled moment.


National Gallery of Ireland Canvas Prints feel like having the real painting on your wall. Printed on Hahnemuhle Leonardo Canvas using ultra chrome HDR pigment inks, our canvas prints come rolled in a protective tube with the painting's information.

In order to preserve the image and prevent unnecessary fading, the canvas should not be exposed to direct sunlight and its harmful UV rays.


Dimensions (including border) : 55 cm x 70 cm

Dimensions of image: 43 cm x 52 cm


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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