Woman with a pearl necklace

About This Project

This is a typically Vermeerian, composition, the woman arranging her pearl necklace with the aid of a mirror located next to the window, which is a source of lighting for the protagonist. Vanity is represented in Woman with a pearl necklace There has also been speculation as to whether the card on the table is a note announcing the imminent arrival of her lover and to the curve of her belly indicating she is pregnant.

Montoya delicately recreated all the nuances of this work.


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Oil on canvas


55,1 x 45,6 cm


Copy carried out by Montoya, private collection, Madrid


This painting can be found at the Staatliche Museum zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie in Berlin.

Montoya After Vermeer Collection