Jan Vermeer. Girl with a Red Hat. c.1666-1667. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA.
Johannes, Jan or Johan Vermeer, baptized in Delft on 31 October 1632 as Joannis, and buried in the same city under the name Jan on 15 December 1675) was a Dutch painter who specialized in exquisite, domestic interior scenes of middle class life. He is acknowledged as one of the greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age.