Vreeland, Susan "Girl in Hyacinth Blue" - 1999
I read this because it was a good addition to "Girl with a Pearl Earring". This is another novel about a painting, in this case the life of the fictitious painting by Vermeer which is described starting with the last owner.
I loved this book, it shows history in its best form, through the people who lived it.
Read more on my original post here.