"The Girl with the Pearl Earring"

Updated July 24, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

The Question:

Where is Vermeer's painting "The Girl with the Pearl Earring"?

The Answer:

"The Girl with the Pearl Earring" is a painting by the Dutch artist Jan Vermeer. It can be found in The Mauritshuis, a 17th-century structure built as a private residence for John Maurice of Nassau at The Hague in The Netherlands.

Since 1822, the Mauritshuis has housed the Royal Cabinet of Paintings, one of the most famous collections in the world. The collection features paintings from the Dutch Golden Age, including works by Rembrandt, Steen and Frans Hals.

To learn more about art history take a look at our Glossary of Art Movements.

-The Editors

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