It's The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius (1622-1654) and it is on loan for just 6 weeks from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in The Hague to the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh. You'll need to get a shift on if you want to visit it there, as it leaves again after 18th December.
The visiting Goldfinch, in situ at the National Gallery of Scotland.
As you can see, Housekeeping is taking this special visitor in its stride.
The Goldfinch. Tiny. Beautiful. The sort of image the word exquisite was invented for.
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