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

The Little Street (detail)

Oil on canvas
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

In its strong, yet soft harmonies of the grey and vermilion of the brick buildings and window shutters, of the black and white around the doors, and the blue, red, and yellow accents in the passageway and on the figures, The Little Street is a colouristic jewel.