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By October 29, 2012

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Mystery Artist 63, October 29, 2012

Your clues this week are deliberately short:
  • This is an early work.
  • It was painted in the 19th-century.
  • You know who the artist is.

  • And

  • The sitter is connected to the least complicated relationship the artist ever had with another human being.
Please email me your guesses over the coming week. I'll post the winner and correct answer with next week's guessing game. Good luck!

The Last Answer:

The artist in question when last we met was Jan Matejko (Polish, 1838-1893), and the portrait was of Boleslaw III (a.k.a.: Boleslaw the Wrymouth; 1086-1138), Prince of Poland from 1107 to 1138. Yolanta from Toronto knew this immediately, and assured me that it was an easy challenge if one has a Polish background -- which, I discovered, many, many readers do. Congratulations to Yolanta, and thanks to all who participated!

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