In The little street we can see two elements that are not regularly portrayed by the Dutch painter: one is the sky, which only appears in three of his paintings; the other is his home town, Delft. The exact location of this building within the town has been discovered recently, on Vlamingstraat. This discovery made it possible for the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam to temporarily lend the painting to the Prinsenhof Museum in Delft. The inhabitants of the painter’s hometown were able to enjoy how Vermeer portrayed the streets on which they continue to walk every day.
Montoya visited Vermeer’s home town several times and took great care with this copy, paying special attention to the small ways in which the light reflects across the landscape.