About Vermeer Book Boxes
Protect your favorite books, store your jewels, small objects, letters or keys, these Vermeer book boxes uses are endless. The book box remains closed thanks to a magnetic clip, and the inside is luxuriously padding with soft velvet. A great replica of Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring stands on the surface of this high-end and elegant book box. It depicts a Dutch girl wearing an exotic dress, an oriental turban, and a large pearl earring. The original work is oil on canvas and is 17.5 in high and 15 in wide. It is signed IVMeer” but not dated. It is estimated to be painted around 1665.
- Small: 8.25″ X 5.75″ X 2″
- Material outside: Imitation leather
- Material inside: Soft synthetic velvet
Combine the book boxes with the ceramic vase Girl with Pearl Earring and recreate a Vermeer atmosphere at home!
About the painting
The dreamy girl with the pearl earring became an icon of Western painting during the 20th century. The small painting has an amazing composition, Vermeer’s famous light and unparalleled brushwork, and above all, an unusual, very appealing portrait of a sweet, ordinary, working class girl. The painting was purchased by the art collector des Tombes in 1883 for a mere 30 cents at an auction and was left to The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in The Hague in 1902.
More about Vermeer
Although Vermeer is now considered one of the greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age, we don’t know a lot about his life. His father was formerly a satin weaver, then he traded in art and also ran an inn at the time of Johannes’ birth. After getting married in 1653, Vermeer lived in his mother-in-law’s large house in Delft. The couple had some 14 children together. Initially, Vermeer painted large history pieces, as did many of his contemporaries. However, he soon focused on interior scenes which would later make him famous. He was rapidly forgotten after his death, and regained its glory over the course of the 19th century.