Our website has detected that you are using an outdated browser. Using your current browser will prevent you from accessing features on our website. An upgrade is not required, but is strongly recommended to improve your browsing experience on our website. Tronies depict a certain type or character; in this case a girl in exotic dress, wearing an oriental turban and an improbably large pearl in her ear.
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Girl with a Pearl Earring , oil painting on canvas c. It depicts an imaginary young woman in exotic dress and a very large pearl earring. The work permanently resides in the Mauritshuis museum in the The Hague.
Sometimes I wrote a story in a couple evenings; other times it took me a whole year to complete one. I was thrilled, even though the magazine folded 4 months later. I worked as a reference book editor for several years until when I left my job and did a year-long MA in creative writing at the University of East Anglia in Norwich England. For the first time in my life I was expected to write every day, and I found I liked it.