"L'Astronomer" Pen box
*Johannes Vermeer** (1669-1671)
The Astronomer said The Astrologuer (detail), 1668. Oil on canvas. H.51 ; L.45 cm. Paris, musée du Louvre, département des Peintures.
It was in 1983 that The Astronomer joined another Vermeer painting on the walls of the Louvre, the equally famous Lacemaker : these are the only two paintings of the artist kept in the French national collections.