Thirty galleries inside of Rijksmuseum are devoted to the Dutch Golden Age. From the 1620s through 1672, about 100 master painters were active in the Netherlands. Most artists specialized in realistic portrayals of landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes, still lifes, historical events and portraits. The prolific Rembrandt created works across these genres. At the other end of the spectrum was Johannes Vermeer. He painstaking created photorealistic paintings often of everyday indoor settings. Among the most famous of his surviving 34 works is The Milkmaid, painted in 1658.