A Greek Captive

1863, Henriette Browne

On loan from Tate: Bequeathed by C. Fraser 1868, © 2000 Tate

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This work is typical of the artist's genre paintings of children. The sitter was an Italian girl, Maria Pasqua Abruzzesi (1856 - 1939), who was taken by her father to Paris in 1862. Famous for her beauty, she enjoyed great success as a child model, and also posed for the artists Hébert and Bonnat.

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