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View of Delft

Medium: 
Painting
Year: 
1660–1661
Art Period: 
Neoclassicism
Dimensions: 
98.5 cm × 117.5 cm (38.8 in × 46.3 in)

View of Delft is an oil painting by Johannes Vermeer. Painted ca. 1660-1661, the painting of the Dutch artist's hometown is among his most popular. Painted at a time when cityscapes were not commonplace, it is one of three known paintings of Delft by Vermeer, along with The Little Street and the lost painting House Standing in Delft. The use of pointillism in the work suggests it postdates The Little Street.

Johannes Vermeer
Artwork Location 

Mauritshuis

Mauritshuis

Mauritshuis is a major pictorial art museum in The Hague, Netherlands, housing the Royal Cabinet of Paintings. This consists of about 800 paintings, primarily Dutch Golden Age paintings by, among others, Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Jan Steen, Paulus Potter and Frans Hals, as well as several works of the German painter Hans Holbein the Younger.