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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.

Key facts
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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