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'Triple Profile Portrait', ca. 1570. This stunning and unusual portrait is not as it appears. The figures outfitted in fashionable costume are men. Adding to the intrigue, scholars have only recently attributed the work to Lucas de Heere, (ca 1534-1584), a Netherlandish painter who worked in Paris between 1559 and 1561. Research suggests that the sitters may, in fact, be the minions - or boyfriends - of French King Henry III (1551-1589).
Circle of Jan Claesz Rietschoof (1651-1719) — Portrait of an Eight-year-old Boy, Possibly of the Blauhulck Family, Holding a Horse, 1618 (677x900)