Restored Vermeer uncovers cherub, penis

Johannes Vermeer's Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window, painted between 1657 and 1659, has been restored to remove centuries of dirt, varnish and artistic alterations. Most prominently, a painting of a naked cherub was covered up at some point after the artist's death. It was long-clear that something was off about the plain … Continue reading Restored Vermeer uncovers cherub, penis