Postcards: Girl with a Pearl Earring Visits SF

image of nancy in front of bridgeThis picture was taken on my last trip to Belgium and the Netherlands.  My  very favorite museum is the The Mauritshuis in The Hague, where the collection lines the walls of a magnificent palace fit to display this impeccable collection of Flemish and Dutch art. With only 36 known paintings  by Vermeer in the world, seeing the famous Girl with a Pearl Earring was a moment to cherish.

Thanks to a renovation, the Mauritshuis has loaned some of its extraordinary collection, including Girl with a Pearl Earring, to the De Young Museum in San Francisco now through June 2, 2013.  

You can prepare for your visit by checking out some of these items from the Library or attending a free illustrated evening lecture on either February 6 or  February 13, by Kay Payne at the Los Altos Library.

Girl with A Pearl Earring

Girl with A Pearl Earring

Fiction book based on the painting.  We have the DVD too.

Mauritshuis: Royal Cabinet Of Paintings Mauritshuis And Gallery Prince William V

Mauritshuis: Royal Cabinet Of Paintings Mauritshuis And Gallery Prince William V

The official museum guide -- visit from your armchair!

Girl With A Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings From The Mauritshuis

Girl With A Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings From The Mauritshuis

The exhibition catalog.

Holland Frozen in Time

\Holland Frozen in Time

 A charming exhibition catalog from the Mauritshuis.

 

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