with or without whale

'It was always a bit of a puzzle what the people clustered on the sands, or peering down from the dunes, were actually looking at on a bleak stretch of windswept Dutch beach. Until recently, when conservator Shan Kuang discovered a beached whale, washed up on the shallows.' More information here.

View of 'Scheveningen Sands' by Hendrick van Anthonissen (1641) after restoration. (c) Fitzwilliam Museum
The painting as it looked before. (c) Fitzwilliam Museum