This painting, completed around 1665, is notable for its use of lead-tin-yellow pigment. It’s done in a style often seen in Vermeer’s work; an intimate interior scene with light coming from the left. Many of his paintings feature the same furnishings, as he did much of his painting in two rooms of his home. This work is one of three Vermeers owned by the National Gallery of Art. ‘A Lady Writing’ will be on view in Gallery 202 of the Dalis Foundation Galleries until December 18 with free admission.
Special Vermeer Lecture by Arthur Wheelock, Jr.
On November 20 (2-3 PM), top expert Arthur Wheelock, Jr. will explain and illuminate on ‘A Lady Writing’. The Curator of Northern Baroque Paintings at The National Gallery of Art, will guide visitors through the Old Master’s work in this Kaufman Theater lecture. Wheelock started working at the National Gallery of Art in 1973 after receiving his PhD from Harvard University. He has lectured widely on Dutch and Flemish Art, and has authored numerous books on painters such as Vermeer, Van Dyke, and Rembrandt.