"Dissius" Auction of 1696

No. 7 "A young lady who is being brought a letter by a maid, by ditto" 70-0

Mistress and Maid, Johannes Vermeer
Mistress and Maid
Johannes Vermeer
c. 1666–1668
Oil on canvas, 90.2 x 78.7 cm.
Frick Collection, New York

As most other Vermeer scholars, the Dutch Vermeer specialist Albert Blankert believes that description of painting no. 7 of the catalogue of the Dissius auction applies more exactly to the larger The Mistress and her Maid rather than to the Love Letter.