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‘The Goldfinch’ Is Nearly Gone

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If you’ve attempted to take a stroll down Fifth Avenue on weekends, during the recent holidays or really any time since Oct. 22, you will have had to dodge the long, snaky line wrapping around Henry Clay Frick’s old home. Though some patient visitors might just be waiting for the chance to see Johannes Vermeer’s famous Girl With A Pearl Earring, intrepid literary fans are queuing up for another traveling treasure: The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius. The tiny panel is enjoying new celebrity thanks to Donna Tartt’s novel of the same name, and fans of the book shouldn’t miss the chance to see the painting in person. The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in the Hague doesn’t lend its treasures out all that often, and these paintings, plus 13 others comprising the Frick Collection’s “Vermeer, Rembrandt and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis” show haven’t left the Netherlands in nearly 30 years.  Read More