(From the publisher):
From the publisher
A professor invites a colleague from the art department to his home to see a painting that he has kept a secret for decades. The professor swears it is a Vermeer -- why has he hidden this important work for so long? The reasons unfold in a series of stories that trace ownership of the painting back to World War II and Amsterdam, and still further back to the moment of the work's inspiration.
Original title: Girl in Hyacinth Blue
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European