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Vermeer Masterpiece Loaned To UK Museum For First Time

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It was, Timothy Potts admits, an audacious request to the Louvre: that it lend what is arguably its second most important painting to the Fitzwilliam museum in Cambridge. But then, "what you don't ask for, you don't get".

The result is the arrival in the UK for the first and possibly only time of Vermeer's enigmatic masterpiece of a young woman at work, The Lacemaker.

Read the whole story at The Guardian