Girl with a Pearl Earring Dutch: It is a tronie of a girl wearing a headscarf and a pearl earring. The painting has been in the collection of the Mauritshuis in The Hague since Inthe Dutch public selected it as the most beautiful painting in the Netherlands.
The painting is a troniethe Dutch 17th-century description of a 'head' that was not meant to be a portrait. It depicts a European girl wearing an exotic dress, an oriental turbanand an improbably large pearl Pink pearls amsterdam dating scene in washington.
The work is oil on canvas and is It is signed "IVMeer" but not dated. It is estimated to have been painted around After the most recent restoration of the painting inthe subtle colour scheme and the intimacy of the girl's gaze toward the viewer have been greatly enhanced.
This effect was produced by applying a thin transparent layer of paint, called a glaze, over the present-day black background. However, the two organic pigments of the green glaze, indigo and weldhave faded.