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French: 'Portrait of a Lady'

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Room A: Paintings after 1600

The highly finished quality and simplicity of the composition were characteristic of formal portraiture in the first half of the 19th century.

In her posture, hairstyle and dress, the lady exhibits decorous restraint appropriate to the bourgeoisie society to which she likely belonged. Such portraits were popular commissions by the upper-middle classes.

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