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

A Lady at the Virginals with a Gentleman (detail)

1662-65
Oil on canvas
Buckingham Palace, London

The table at the right is covered with an Oriental rug, upon which stands a white pitcher on a silver plate. From there on, the bass viol lying on the floor and the figures at the clavecin recede into space.