About The Vermeer mirror
This Vermeer mirror is a tribute to “The Girl with a Pearl Earring” painting by Johannes Vermeer, 1665. The pocket mirror features The main part of the painting.
The original painting “Girl with a pearl earring” can be seen in the Mauritshuis Museum of La Hague, The Netherlands. It depicts a young lady wearing a turban and a huge pearl earring. The pocket mirror comes in a beautiful organza pouch.
- Size: 3.8″ x 3.8″ x 1″
- Materials: Gold metal, resin and, glass
- Packaging: Organza pouch
- Style: Dutch Golden Age
- Museum: Mauritshuis, La Hague
- Date: 1665
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.
This Vermeer mirror symbolizes natural beauty and is one of a kind gift for any woman. Check also this other pocket mirror.