Girl with a Pearl Earring Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

Griet - This character starts as a sixteen-year-old girl who does domestic work and is from a very religious family.

Johannes Vermeer - This character is a famous seventeenth century painter with eleven children.

Catharina Vermeer - This character is constantly pregnant, clumsy, and jealous.

Tanneke - This character is a twenty-eight-year-old maid who has badly pockmarked skin from a childhood disease.

Maria Thins - This character is perceptive, cunning, and appears to be able to read minds.

Pieter the Butcher - This character works in Market Hall and openly flirts with girls, embarrassing them.

Pieter the Son - This character has bright blue eyes with blonde, curly hair and has strong feelings for the protagonist.

van Ruijven - This character is a wealthy patron who buys many paintings.

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