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Full-size reproduction of Vermeer's "Woman Sitting in Front of a Virginal"

Released from 2023/7/11 (Tues)
Vermeer "The Woman Sitting in front of the Virginal"
 1670-72 51.5×45.6cm
The National Gallery, the U.K.
B2F Exhibition Room 54 Vermeer Gallery
"Woman sitting at a virginal" is considered to be the work of his last years.Illuminated by the light coming through the window hidden behind the curtains, the woman is playing the virginal (a small keyboard instrument resembling a harpsichord) and looking at us with a smile on her face.

A viola da gamba without a player placed in the foreground as if inviting the viewer to join in an ensemble, suggests the presence of a man playing together.
For painters of the time, musical instruments were one of the motifs that symbolized "love" between men and women, and musical instruments and music were used to express love.

Please enjoy together in the exhibition room
"A Young Woman standing at a Virginal" *Additional exhibition in 2019

Although the performance poses and the brightness of the room are contrasting, the year of production, size, and the musical instruments depicted are common, so it is considered to be a work that forms a pair with "Woman Sitting at the Virginal."

▼ The picture of Cupid holding up a playing card in the center implies "faithful love", and the bow above her head is also interpreted as indicating that the woman is in love.
▲ Vermeer gallery at the museum

 Jan Vermeer

Born in Delft, Holland in 1632. At the age of 21 he began his career as a painter and is also a member of the board of directors of the Delft Painters Guild.He depicts everyday life in a room with themes such as letters, music, and love. left. After his death in 1675 at the age of 43, his work gradually fell into oblivion, but was revived in the 19th century.His total number of attributed works is said to be about 37.

9 points of Vermeer works which I can appreciate in Otsuka Museum of Art

The production year
Work name
OneAround 1658-59
The Girl with the Wine Glass
Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum,
Around 1660
Interior with a Maidservant Pouring Milk
Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands
Around 1660
View of Delft
Mauritshuis, the Netherlands
Around 1660
Little Street, Delft
Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands
Around 1663
Woman Reading a Letter
Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands
Around 1665-66
Girl with pearl earrings
(girl in blue turban)
Mauritshuis, the Netherlands
Staedel, Germany
Around 1670-72
A Young Woman standing at a Virginal
The National Gallery, the U.K.
Around 1670-72
woman sitting at the virginal *7/11-Exhibition
The National Gallery, the U.K.
(As of 2023/7)
   ≪Daughter having a wineglass≫
     ≪Woman who pours milk≫
    ≪View of Delft≫
    <Alley of Delft>
    ≪Woman reading a letter≫
  ≪Girl with a Pearl Earring≫ (Girl with a Blue Turban)
 <Woman standing in front of a virginal>
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