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

Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window (detail)

Oil on canvas
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

In this painting, a young woman stands in the center of the composition, facing in profile an open window to the left. The window reflects the girl's features. She is precisely silhouetted against a bare wall that reflects the light and envelops her in its luminosity.