Young Woman with a Water Pitcher (1662) by Johannes Vermeer
Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer lived from 1632 to 1675 in the town of Delft. He painted modest domestic scenes in his own home, sometimes using the same people and objects. He enjoyed only limited success in his own life and was mostly forgotten after his death. His work was rediscovered in the 19th century, and his reputation has grown to the point where he is considered one of the greatest painters of his time and place. He finished Young Woman with a Water Pitcher around 1662.