"an essay on Vermeer of Delft"

Vermeer's View of Delft
Public DomainVermeer's View of Delft
In 1902 Proust went to Belgium and Holland, seeing Vermeer's View of Delft, which had a profound impact on him. Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) was a Dutch Baroque painter, now particularly known for his painting Girl With a Pearl Earring. Proust writes about theĀ View of Delft later in the Search, in volume V, The Captive.