The lacemaker

About This Project

We can identify Vermeer’s hand in The lacemaker through his play with depth, light and colours. The yellow tones found in other paintings such as The milkmaid or Mistress and maid, feature prominently in this quotidian scene which is considered to be one of the painter’s masterpieces.

Montoya could not but reproduce this painting, which Renoir considered the most beautiful painting in the world. Using the pointillé, technique superbly, he makes it possible for the light to make the details stand out in the materials depicted in the painting.


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Oil on canvas


25,2 x 21,5 cm


Copy carried out by Montoya, private collection, Madrid


This painting can be found at the Musée du Louvre in Paris

Montoya After Vermeer Collection