GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING Her glance is tentative and shy; her eyes reflect a certain sense of innocence and purity; her perfectly oval countenance luminous and captivating, like the beautiful baroque pearl earring that adorns the young woman’s delicate earlobe. Immortalized on canvas by Johannes Vermeer in 1665, during the Dutch Golden Age, this oil painting on canvas is on display at the Hague in the Netherlands.