What Happened in 1656

  • Johannes Vermeer Paints The Procuress

    Signed at the lower right corner, in dark brown color: i v Meer. 1656 (ivM in ligature). The support is a hand-woven linen with a threat count of... Read more

  • Battle of Valenciennes

    With a little further sacrifice of pride on the part of Spain peace might, perhaps, have been made after the deaths of Louis XIII and Richelieu had... Read more