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Reverse shows the multicolor painting Girl with Pearl Earring (1665) by Jan Vermeer and decore with 16 authentic Swarovski crystals in a proof silver coin of 3oz. Really a "Masterpiece of Art".
Series "Masterpieces of Art". Limited edition to just 1,665 pieces worldwide. With box and COA.
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|Country :||Cook Islands|
|Face Value :||20 Dollars|
|Metal :||.999 Fine silver|
|Weight :||3 oz|
|Size :||55.00 mm|
|Mintage :||1,665 pcs. worldwide|
|Series :||Masterpieces of Art|
|Certificate of Authenticity :||Yes|
|Original ETUI box/case :||Yes|
Johannes Vermeer was a Dutch Baroque painter who specialized in exquisite, domestic interior scenes of ordinary life.
Vermeer worked slowly and with great care, using bright colours, sometimes expensive pigments, with a preference for cornflower blue and yellow. He is particularly renowned for his masterly treatment and use of light in his work. What strikes in most of his paintings is a certain love, which easily could be called a love sickness, for the people and the objects in his paintings.
The painting Girl with a Pearl Earring (Dutch: Het Meisje met de Parel) is one of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer's masterworks and as the name implies, uses a pearl earring for a focal point. The painting is currently housed at The Mauritshuis in The Hague. It is sometimes referred to as "the Mona Lisa of the North" or "the Dutch Mona Lisa".
In general, very little is known about Vermeer and his works. This painting is signed "IVMeer" but not dated. It is unclear whether this work was commissioned, and if so, by whom. In any case, it is probably not meant as a conventional portrait.
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