The young Vermeer

This item appears on page 76 of the May 2010 issue.

The first three extant works of the Dutch Golden Age painter Johannes Vermeer will be exhibited May 12-Aug. 22, 2010, in the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis (Korte Vijverberg 8, The Hague, Netherlands; phone +31 0 70 302 3456).

Unlike his later interior scenes, these works, painted in his early twenties, are of Biblical and mythological subjects. 10-5 Tuesday-Saturday, 11-5 Sunday. 12 ($17).