Information compiled by Adelheid Rech

A Lady Standing at a Virginal, Johannes Vermeer

A Lady Standing at a Virginal
Johannes Vermeer
c. 1670–1674
Oil on canvas, 51.7 x 45.2 cm.
National Gallery, London

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
The Music Lesson, Johannes Vermeer The Music Lesson
Johannes Vermeer
c. 1662–1665
Oil on canvas, 73.3 x 64.5 cm.
The Royal Collection, The Windsor Castle
The Guitar Player, Johannes Vermeer The Guitar Player
Johannes Vermeer
c. 1670–1673
Oil on canvas, 53 x 46.3 cm.
Iveagh Bequest, London
travel & public transport

info: recommendation (walking distance to National Gallery and Buckingham Palace):



  • address
    Trafalgar Square
    London WC2N 5DN
  • phone / fax
    +44 (0)20 7747 2885 (includes Typetalk)
    fax: +44 (0)20 7747 2423
  • email:
  • opening hours:
    Daily 10am – 6pm
    Friday 10am – 9pm
    closing commences at 5.55 pm and 8.55 pm.
    Closed 1 January and 24–26 December.
  • further information see under "Visiting":
  • directions:
    by train and tube, see here (various opportunities):
  • buses: 3, 6, 12,13, 15, 23, 88, 139, 159, 453
(visitor information)


The State Rooms with the Royal Collection, which includes Vermeer's Music Lesson is open to the public
in the Summer months, when the Queen makes her annual visit to Scotland. The exact date will be
announced c. in March (see link above). For the year 2011 for instance the exact date of the opening is 23 July to 3 October.

  • ticket sales andinformation office
    The Official Residences of The Queen
    London SW1A 1AA
  • phone / fax
    (+44) (0)20 7766 7300
    Fax (+44) (0)20 7930 9625
  • e-mail booking
  • buying a ticket in advance
    book online or telephone (+44) (0)20 7766 7300.
    A booking fee of £1.25 per ticket applies. All major credit cards accepted.
  • directions to Buckingham Palace:
    by underground: Victoria, Green Park and Hyde Park Corner.
    by bus: Numbers 11, 211, C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road.
(visitor information)


Hampstead Lane, Camden, London NW3 7JR
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  • As one of the largest metropolis London offers cultural events for each and every taste.
    Those with some affection for Royal traditions and the glory of the past should not miss the daily
    Changing the Guards at Buckingham Palace>
    or a visit to the legendary Tower.
  • Lovers of British and international modern and contemporary art will certainly spend also a visit
    to Tate-Gallery.
  • Theatre goers won't miss an evening in one of the renowned West End theatres (especially for top
    musicals) or in the world-known Opera Covent Garden.
  • Very special: a visit to the completely reconstructed Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.