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Black Woman  1884

by Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowicz

There are several reasons why the Portrait of a Negress (Murzynka) by Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowicz is an important work: it is one of the few works by the outstanding, but prematurely deceased Polish artist, and at the same time a happily recovered item lost during the wartime. Most of all, however, it constitutes an exquisite piece of painting.

 It is a tightly...

48.5 x 63 cm
Oil on canvas
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