Johannes Vermeer (Dutch, 1632–1675). Woman with a Lute, ca. 1662–63. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Collis P. Huntington, 1900 (25.110.24) | In this work of the early 1660s, a young woman in an ermine-trimmed jacket plays a lute and looks intently out the window. The viola da gamba on the floor and songbooks on the table suggest that she may be waiting for a male visitor.