The Girl In Hyacinthe Blue
The Girl in Hyacinth Blue, is a novel of a great interest. The novel is about a painting that is believed to be Vermeer, by the last owner. Could this painting be an undiscovered Vermeer Where is its paperwork Each subsequent story draws us deeper into the fascinating history of the painting. We explore various places and times and meet compelling and all too human characters. There is a Jewish family struggling to stay alive during WWII. In another story a couple must sell the painting to feed an abandoned child recovered during a debilitating flood. As our journey nears the end, we
e actually to the beginning – we meet the artist and the inspiration that created the painting. And we learn the sad circumstances, by which it lost its certification, to go forever forward like an illegitimate child. The painting that is a true Vermeer is a representation of something missing in all the characters lives. Whether it is a monetary or personal problem the painting fills the void.
The book opens in the 1990?s with the son of a German Nazi Officer, Cornelius Engelbrecht, whom is obsessed with a painting that he believes to be a true Vermeer.
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