Griet, the young daughter of a tilemaker in seventeenth-century Holland, obtains her first job, as a servant in the household of Vermeer the famous artist.
This story, told through Griet's eyes, shows us the complicated family, the society of the small town of Delft, and life with an obsessive genius. Grief loves being drawn into his artistic life, and leaving her former drudgery, but the cost to her own survival may be high.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 09 / 2000
- 131 x 196mm