Vermeer - The Love Letter ~ 1621

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     The Love Letter also has a representation of Balrhsar Florisz. van Berckenrode's map Nova et Accurata Totois Hollandię Westfrieslęq. It is very difficult to see on the stamps because the viewer is placed in the closet and the map is also in the closet, in the deep shadow on the left of the door with the curtain drawn back. Vermeer's characteristic signature with a J above a V which forms the top of the M of Meer.

SCN 471

     In addition to appearing on this Burundi stamp, The Love Letter (and the map) also appears on Netherlands (Scott) 919.

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