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The milk maid by Johannes Vermeer. His use of light is out of control, this looks like a photo!

The milk maid by Johannes Vermeer Perhaps he used Camera obscura? Detail on the screen also. Wonder for the screen appears to be Indian Sheesham wood. Dutch merchants & ships went many places.

"Ripe Straberries"; a strawberry seller standing to front, carrying fruit on a large flat basket on her head, and punnets in her hands; from late series of the Cries of London, the plate considerably reworked with altered hat, neck and shoes.  1688, reworked and published after c.1750 Etching

Plate a strawberry seller standing to front, carrying fruit on a large flat…

Samuel van Hoogstraten, ‘A Peepshow with Views of the Interior of a Dutch House’, about 1655-60. National Gallery, London Medium and support Oil and egg on wood Dimensions58 x 88 x 60.5 cm

Samuel van Hoogstraten, ‘A Peepshow with Views of the Interior of a Dutch House’, about National Gallery, London Medium and support Oil and egg on wood x 88 x cm

Werner van den Valckert, The three Regentesses and the Matron of the Leprozenhuis, Rijksmuseum.  Lazarus scene at the back

Werner van den Valckert, The three Regentesses and the Matron of the Leprozenhuis, Rijksmuseum. Lazarus scene at the back

https://flic.kr/p/o4R4cZ | A Peasant Family at Meal-time ('Grace before Meat') | c. 1665. Oil on canvas. 44,8 x 37,5 cm. National Gallery, London. 2558.

I keep seeing what looks like a kirtle over a yellow thing. I wonder if it might be one of those knitted waistcoats. We know they existed. A Peasant Family At Meal-Time (Grace Before Meal) 1665 National Gallery in London Jan Steen

Old Woman Dozing by Nicolaes Maes (1656) Oil on canvas, 135 x 105 cm. Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels

"Old Woman Dozing" Nicolaes Maes 1656 at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels

Soldiers in a Guard room c.1647 by Antonie Palamedesz

Soldiers in a Guard room by Antonie Palamedesz

Nicolaes Maes, The Spinster. 1660

Nicolaes Maes, Woman spinning Oil on canvas Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam - Image and background information

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