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Millet, F E - portrait of self


This miniature portrait although very well painted, is probably a fake. It is thought to be a copy of a well known self portrait of the artist Frederic Millet. It is inscribed at the lower right "F E Millet, Th Paraocel". There was a French artist called Therese Parrocel (1745-1835), but the dates are wrong for her. Thus it is either by an unrecorded artist of that name or her name has been used by a faker. 291

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