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Beached Whale Found In 17th Century Dutch Painting

Someone decided they didn't like Hendrick van Anthonissen's whale. Now this gargantuan injustice has been undone.

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As I worked across the surface a man appeared – and then next to him a shape that looked like a sail... At the end of the treatment, the whale had returned as a key component of the composition, just as the artist had intended.

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