The Night Watch by Rembrandt van Rijn, 1640 - 1642. Rembrandt painted The Militia Company of Captain Frans Banning Cocq between 1640 and 1642. This picture was called the Nachtwacht by the Dutch and the Night Watch by Sir Joshua Reynolds.
The Night Watch - Sarah Waters. Another gem from Sarah Waters. I love everything she writes: her prose style is effortless and her books completely absorb you. The Night Watch is set in WW2 (another one for this year!) and the narrative travels back in time. If I was to be hyper critical this book is not as outstanding as The Little Stranger or Fingersmith but still bloody good.