Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



Published: 27 July 2017

368 Pages | 85 colour illustrations


ISBN: 9780198789727

Also Available As:


Bookseller Code (TA)

Traces of Vermeer

Jane Jelley

  • Jelley takes the reader through a fascinating detective story, written from a painter's point of view.
  • A fascinating exploration of how Johannes Vermeer achieved his extraordinary, luminous paintings, following a practical exploration by a practicing painter into the secrets of Vermeer's studio.
  • Provides exciting new evidence for Vermeer's use of a camera obscura.
  • Explains a number of puzzling features of Vermeer's pictures, as a result of practical investigation, using authentic painting materials and techniques.