Author(s): Anthony Bailey
Vermeer has always been considered the most elusive of great artists, but this work tracks him down in his home town. It takes the reader back to 17th-century Delft, and gives a portrait of Vermeer, the Protestant who married a prosperous Catholic girl and had 15 children.
Anthony Bailey has also written two studies of Rembrandt and a full length life of Turner.
Shortlisted for Whitbread Book Awards: Biography Category 2001 and Whitbread Prize (Biography) 2001.
Anthony Bailey is the author of two studies of Rembrandt and a full-length life of Turner. For many years he was a writer for The New Yorker. He was born in Portsmouth and studied history at Oxford University. His many books include a novel, Major Andre, and two much-acclaimed memoirs, America, Lost & Found and England, First & Last. He lives in Greenwich.