Johannes Vermeer, 1656 - A Maid Asleep - fine art print

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Product specs

In 1656 Johannes Vermeer created this painting "A Maid Asleep". The artwork was painted with the size: 34 1/2 x 30 1/8 in (87,6 x 76,5 cm) and was painted on the medium oil on canvas. Nowadays, this piece of art is in the the The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection, which is one of the world's largest and finest art museums, which includes more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe.. This artpiece, which is part of the public domain is included with courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913. Additionally, the artwork has the following creditline: Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913. What is more, the alignment of the digital reproduction is in portrait format with a side ratio of 1 : 1.2, which means that the length is 20% shorter than the width. The painter, art collector Johannes Vermeer was a European artist, whose style was primarily Baroque. The Dutch painter lived for 43 years - born in 1632 and passed away in 1675.

Original artwork specifications by The Metropolitan Museum of Art (© - by The Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

The misbehavior of unsupervised maidservants was a common subject for seventeenth-century Dutch painters. Yet in his depiction of a young maid dozing next to a glass of wine, Vermeer transfigured an ordinary scene into an investigation of light, color, and texture that supersedes any moralizing lesson. While the toppled glass at left (now abraded with time) and rumpled table carpet may indicate a recently departed visitor, X-radiographs indicate that Vermeer chose to remove a male figure he had originally included standing in the door­way, heightening the painting’s ambiguity.

Piece of art specs

Artpiece title: "A Maid Asleep"
Classification: painting
Category: classic art
Period: 17th century
Year of creation: 1656
Age of artwork: around 360 years old
Medium of original artwork: oil on canvas
Original dimensions (artwork): 34 1/2 x 30 1/8 in (87,6 x 76,5 cm)
Museum / collection: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum location: New York City, New York, United States of America
Website of the museum:
Artwork license type: public domain
Courtesy of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Creditline of artwork: Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913

Structured artist information

Name: Johannes Vermeer
Additional names: Vermeer van Delft Jan Reyniersz, Vander-Meer de Delfet, ver meer, Vander Meer de Delft, Meer Van der of Delft, Vander Méer de Delft, Vermeer van van Delft, Van der Meer van Delft Jan, Meer Jan van der, Der Delftsche v. d. Neer, Delfsche van der Meer, van der Meer, de Delftsche van der Meer, Vermer Ĭokhannes, V. D. Meer, Johannes Vermeer van Delft, Vermeer de Delft Jan, Vermeer van Delft, vermeer of haarlem jan, Van der Meer of Delft, vermeer of haarlem, Vermeer van Delft Johannes, Vermeer van Delft Jan, Vermeer Johannes, Delftsche Vermeer, Vandermeer de Delft, J. vander Meer van Delft, jan der meer, Jan Vermeer of Delft, de Delfsche vander Meer, Jan Vermeer, vander Meer van Delft, V. der Meer of Delft, De Meere, Vermeer Jan, De Delfsche van der Meer, Der Meer Jan van, Vermer Delftskiĭ Ĭokhannes, Vermeer Johannes van Delft, de Delfze van der Meer, J. Vermeer of Delft, jan van der meer der altere, Van der Meer de Delft, Van der Meer Jan, Johannes Vermeer, Delfter Vermeer
Artist gender: male
Nationality: Dutch
Jobs of the artist: art collector, painter
Country: the Netherlands
Artist classification: old master
Art styles: Baroque
Life span: 43 years
Birth year: 1632
Year of death: 1675

The material choices

For every product we offer different sizes & materials. The following options are available for individualization:

  • Canvas print: The canvas print, which shall not be confused with a canvas painting, is an image printed onto cotton canvas. Besides, canvas generates a homelike and positive effect. Canvas Prints have the advantage of being relatively low in weight, which implies that it is quite simple to hang up the Canvas print without any wall-mounts. Hence, a canvas print is suited for all kinds of walls.
  • Aluminium print (aluminium dibond): An Aluminium Dibond print is a print with a true depth. The Aluminium Dibond Print is your best start to art prints manufactured on aluminum. For our Print On Aluminum Dibond, we print your chosen artpiece onto the surface of the aluminum composite. The bright & white parts of the work of art shine with a silky gloss, however without any glow. This UV print on aluminium is the most popular entry-level product and is a truly sophisticated way to showcase fine art reproductions, since it draws attention on the artwork.
  • Poster print (canvas material): The poster print is a printed canvas with a granular finish on the surface. It is best appropriate for putting your fine art print with the help of a customized frame. Please keep in mind, that depending on the size of the poster print we add a white margin 2-6cm round about the artwork, which facilitates the framing with your custom frame.
  • The acrylic glass print (with real glass coating on top): A glossy acrylic glass print, which is often denoted as a print on plexiglass, transforms the original artwork into beautiful wall décor. In addition to that, the acrylic print forms a distinct alternative to dibond and canvas fine art prints. With a glossy acrylic glass fine art print contrasts and small artwork details will be exposed thanks to the precise gradation in the picture.

The product

Product categorization: art copy
Method of reproduction: digital reproduction
Manufacturing process: UV direct print
Origin of the product: Germany
Stock type: production on demand
Intended product use: art collection (reproductions), home décor
Artwork orientation: portrait format
Aspect ratio: length to width 1 : 1.2
Side ratio meaning: the length is 20% shorter than the width
Available product fabrics: canvas print, acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), metal print (aluminium dibond), poster print (canvas paper)
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Poster print (canvas paper) variants: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Aluminium print variants: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Frame: without frame

Important legal note: We try everythig possible to describe the products as closely as it is possible and to demonstrate them visually on the respective product detail pages. Although, the tone of the printed materials and the print result may diverge slightly from the image on your device's screen. Depending on your settings of your screen and the nature of the surface, not all colors will be printed as realisitcally as the digital version on this website. Considering that all the are printed and processed by hand, there may also be slight deviations in the size and exact position of the motif.

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