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Art and Images in Psychiatry
March 2009

The Art of Painting

Author Affiliations

James C.HarrisMD

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2009;66(3):234-235. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2009.15

It is a wonderful moment in the life of a lover of art when he finds himself suddenly confronted with a hitherto unknown painting by a great master, untouched, on the original canvas, and without any restoration, just as it left the painter's studio! . . . we have here a—I am inclined to say—the masterpiece of Johannes Vermeer of Delft.—Abraham Bredius, 19371(p211)

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