VERMEER VAN DELFT, Jan Portrait of a Young Woman 1666-67

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Oil on canvas, 44,5 x 40 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Although a live model must have been employed, the artist's goal was not portraiture but a study of character and expression. Dutch pictures of this type (tronies) often featured curious costumes and artistic effects, such as the fall of light on fine fabrics, soft skin, or a pearl earring. Metropolitan Museum of Art

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