Bells are among the oldest musical instruments of the world even though they were not primarily used for music making.They are typically made of metal (most often bronze, an alloy of ca. 78-80 % copper) even though we have evidence about bells made of stone, wood, hard fruit skins (e.g.
It is very probable that Vermeer painted depicted this passage shortly before the first twenty bells of the new carillon were hung on 4th May, 1660 after the old bells had been taken down.
But Vermeer must have had a deeper relationship with the art of the carillon long before and long after he completed the painting.
As my friends said, I look younger and pretty for my age.
I believe that is the first impression people would get when they meet me.
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