I went to see the “Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting” exhibition in the National Gallery here in Dublin the other day.

I would highly recommend it to anyone.

There are about 60 paintings in total with  10 being by Vermeer. But the exhibition groups the paintings together brilliantly to show the other Dutch artists who influenced and were influenced by Vermeer.

Be sure to get an audio guide!

Here is the only Vermeer which normally resides in Dublin (“Woman writing a letter, with her maid”) :