From the website of the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
From the collections of Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien (Art History Museum in Vienna), this exhibition focuses on 16th and 17th-century paintings from the Netherlands and Flanders. 58 masterpieces by the great artists of the time (Rubens, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Vermeer and others) will be on display. Especially the works by Vermeer are extremely valuable as only around 30 items remain today. Among them The Artist’s Studio is regarded as the crown-jewel, of an importance that the museum takes pride in. The delicate touch and the translucent colors are so remarkable. It is the first time in Japan to introduce this painting, which has been attracting people from all over the world.
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (15 April-4 July 2004)