View of Delft

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Not to be confused with A View of Delft.
View of Delft
Dutch: Gezicht op Delft
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Artist Johannes Vermeer
Year 1660–1661
Type Oil on canvas
Dimensions 98.5 cm × 117.5 cm (38.8 in × 46.3 in)
Location Mauritshuis, The Hague

View of Delft (Dutch: Gezicht op 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.[1] 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.[2] The use of pointillism in the work suggests it postdates The Little Street.

In 2011, the painting was featured on gold and silver commemorative coins issued by the Royal Dutch Mint.[3]

The painting features in Marcel Proust's great novel In Search of Lost Time.

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  1. ^ Slatkes, Leonard J. (16 July 1981). Vermeer and his contemporaries. Abbeville Press. p. 40. ISBN 978-0-89659-195-0. Retrieved 18 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Montias, John Michael (1 January 1991). Vermeer and His Milieu: A Web of Social History. Princeton University Press. p. 200. ISBN 978-0-691-00289-7. Retrieved 18 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "New Coins Pay Homage to Dutch Artwork and the Old Dutch Masters". Coin Update. 15 April 2011.