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Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas: 'Portrait of Elena Carafa'
The sitter in this portrait was Degas's first cousin, who lived with her sister Camilla and their mother Stefanina, Duchess Montejasi-Cicerale, in Naples.

Degas visited Naples in 1875 for the funeral of his uncle, and perhaps painted this portrait at that time, when Elena would have been about eighteen years old.

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