Johannes Vermeer (Dutch, 1632–1675)
Oil on canvas, ca. 1670-72, Size 9 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (25.1 x 20 cm)
Accession # L.2009.2
Private collection, New York
"Until recently this late work by Vermeer was little known, even to specialists. Technical examination and passages of painting very similar to those in Vermeer's picture of the same title in The National Gallery, London, support the Delft artist's authorship. However, another hand may have painted the yellow shawl, under which are traces of less voluminous attire."