Vermeer Still Life. Vermeer never painted a still life as such, but many of his interiors included them. A white jug like this appears in a 3 of his 37 paintings, a maid asleep, the girl with a wineglass and the music lesson.
Animals and people mixed. This gives the bird a sophisticated look with the tea cup and long jacket. The bird looks bright against the faded background and its beak looks like the main stand-out colour among the cooler colours.