each of nine 5-7/8 x 5-7/8 inches
The painting is a reworking of several Vermeer paintings, including The Letter 1696, in the Rijksmuseum. The text in Attie's painting (over the letter-reader's head) reads, "When his estranged teacher Carel Fabritius died unexpectedly and under unusual circumstances, the news, much delayed, reached Vermeer's wife by letter."
oil on canvas
Anonymous gift, 2001
in black ink on rev. BR on strainer bar of each canvas layout order ie. "1 top", "2 middle"