This lecture by art historian Eveline Eaton puts the serene and mysterious paintings of Johannes Vermeer (1632-75), with their luminous colours, gradations of light, and unpretentious subjects, into the context of their time, 17th-century Holland.

This is one of a series of six talks which explore Dutch and Flemish art, from Jan van Eyck to Johannes Vermeer; you may also like to consider:

Jan van Eyck, by Geoffrey Nuttall

Hans Memling and Rogier van der Weyden, by Paula Nuttall

Hieronymus Bosch, by Leslie Primo

Rembrandt’s Light, by Jennifer Scott

Bruegel and Sons: Exploring a Painting Dynasty, by Amy Orrock

This event has been organised by the London Fundraising Committee Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

The Wallace Collection

Hertford House, Manchester Square, London, W1U 3BN

020 7563 9500


Opening times

Daily, including bank holidays, 10am – 5pm Closed 24 – 26 Dec

Entry details


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