The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith. Dominic Smith is an Australian born writer now residing in Texas. The Last Painting of Sarah de Vos is a novel set in 17th century Holland, New York City in the 1950s and Sydney, Australia, in 2000. That which connects all three locales is a rare painting and its counterfeit copy. This is the first book I have read by this author and I highly recommend it. I plan to read others that he has written or will write.