Girl with Pearl Earring Glass Desktop Paperweight by Vermeer 3W -
Glass half dome paperweight with image by a famous master artist Vermeer from his famous painting Girl with Pearl Earring. The young girl wearing a Dutch headpiece looks out at us as the light illuminates her face. Vermeer is well known for his warm lighting giving his every day life scenes a warm, magical radiance.
- Glass paperweight comes in an elegant presentation box with sateen lining suitable as a corporate or graduation gift.
- Part of the Parastone Museum Gift Collection. PN PVER1
- Measures: 3 in W x 3 in L x 1.5 in H. Weight 0.9 lbs.
Although Vermeer is now considered, one of the greatest paintings of the Dutch Golden Age, very little is known about his life. Initially, Vermeer painted large history pieces as did many of his contemporaries. However, he soon focused on the interiors which would later make him famous. He was commissioned to create the latter by a select group of collectors. The works were expensive because Vermeer could paint no more than three of them per year. He was rapidly forgotten after his death, only to be rediscovered in the 19th century.
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