This picture is probably the earliest in which the Delft painter treats his favorite theme of a young woman, occasionally with a male companion, in a domestic interior. An overdressed maid has dozed off after entertaining a visitor (two glasses, a pitcher, and a jug may be seen in the jumbled still life). The painting above her depicts Cupid unmasked, an oblique explanation of her dreamy smile. Radiographs show that Vermeer originally painted a man in the background and a dog to the lower right. By replacing these motifs he made the amorous theme less obvious, quite as his remarkable passages of observation obscure his debts to contemporary painters like Nicolaes Maes.
Bring museum quality art into your home or office decor with a canvas print that will never warp or sag. Each canvas print is 1.25” deep, with a hard, sealed finish back and pre-installed hanging hardware, so it’s designed to hang tough and is super easy to display. Add a frame to any canvas print for an eye-catching accent.
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Print your favorite art in vibrant colors and fine detail good enough for the Guggenheim. No matter if it's abstract art, classic art, or photography, we only use archival inks for spot-on color accuracy that won't fade over time. Featured art: #2608913
A hard, fully sealed backing saves your walls from staple scratches and keeps all the pesky dust out. Plus, our patented warp-resistant design produces the tightest corners possible with no bubbles or bumps for a clean, professional look.
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Install your new abstract or classic art in 10 minutes or less with our pre-installed sawtooth hanging hardware and easy-to-manage lightweight design. Even though they're light, our rock-solid construction ensures they show up strong.
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All of our canvas is artist-grade material wrapped around a strong, sturdy frame that will stay as taut and flat as the day it was made. Add a frame in contemporary and modern styles for the perfect finish for your decor.