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French, Portrait of an Artist, c. 1735, Chicago

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French, Portrait of an Artist, c. 1735, Chicago
This portrait of an unidentified female artist may be unfinished because the palette does not yet contain any pigments. By contrast, the canvas is not completely blank as the painter's shadow falls across it, forming a ghostly self-portrait.
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