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"This is the entire painting of which # 6 is a close up. There is a story behind this portrait. I had completed a painting of this stunning girl when she was three years old. Happily, I was called back to paint a portrait of her younger sister at the same age of three. The family now lived in an apartment in New York City. There I was busily photographing the younger sister when this lovely former subject (now seven years old) entered the room dressed in a casual dancer's outfit. I just couldn't resist photographing her as well. This is the (rather large) painting that resulted in that session in N.Y.C." A.B.
The portrait of the younger sister was completed as well and is also a very beautiful painting. N.M.S.