Paintings Acquired from Vermeer During or Soon after the Artist's Death

Nicholas van Assendelft - "a damsel playing on the Clavichord by Vermeer"

A Lady Seated at a Virginal, Johannes Vermeer
A Lady Seated at a Virginal
Johannes Vermeer
c. 1670–1675
Oil on canvas, 51.5 x 45.5 cm.
National Gallery, London
A Lady Standing at a Virginals, Johannes Vermeer
A Lady Standing at a Virginal
Johannes Vermeer
c. 1670–1673
Oil on canvas, 51.7 x 45.2 cm.
National Gallery, London

The description of Vermeer's painting in Van Assendelft's collection could fit either A Lady Seated at a Virginal or A Lady Standing at a Virginal, both in The National Gallery of London.

It is not known if Van Assendelft acquired the painting from Vermeer himself. On the other hand, the artist may also have painted yet another damsel at a spinet which no longer exists.