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 Vermeer’s ‘Girl With a Pearl Earring’
Vermeer’s ‘Girl With a Pearl Earring’

One of the world’s most famous paintings, Vermeer’s Girl With a Pearl Earring, as well as Carel Fabritius’ The Goldfinch will go back on public display in The Hague this month after the two-year closure and $40 million renovation of its home, the Mauritshuis, considered one of the most beautiful small museums anywhere. The Mauritshuis has a particularly fine collection of Dutch Golden Age paintings. As well as owning three works by Johannes Vermeer, it has important works by Rembrandt and Jan Steen.


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