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The Surprise
Claude-Marie Dubufe

A startled woman draws her shawl around her. Her pose is based on the famous classical sculpture, 'The Medici Venus'. The picture was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1828.

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Artist Claude-Marie Dubufe
Artist dates 1790 - 1864
Full title The Surprise
Date made before 1827
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 65.2 x 54.3 cm
Inscription summary Signed
Acquisition credit Presented by Robert Vernon, 1847
Inventory number NG457
Location in Gallery Not on display
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