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Woman with a Water Pitcher, and a Man by a Bed ("The Maidservant")  1670

by Pieter de Hooch

This picture of the late 1660s was cut down by about seven inches before 1841, eliminating a woman in the bed on the right (described in a sale catalogue of 1785). Two inches were added to the top of the canvas, and the seated man, apparently the woman's lover, was overpainted at the same time.
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art