VERMEER, Johannes
(b. 1632, Delft, d. 1675, Delft)

A Woman Asleep at Table (detail)

c. 1657
Oil on canvas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The painter shows us in the left part of the composition a table covered with a glowing Oriental rug pulled up in front. On it is a Delftware plate with fruit, a white pitcher, and an overturned glass or roemer in the foreground.