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Pierre Bracquemond as a Child

Pierre Bracquemond as a Child, 1878 — Marie Bracquemond,

Marie Bracquemond's son Pierre would have been about 8 years old at the time of this lovingly detailed portrait. Already recognizable by his widows-peak and close-cropped hair, Pierre looks relatively unchanged 9 years later when we see him at his painting lessions. Pierre would later write "La Vie de Felix et Marie Bracquemond" — telling the story of his parent's tempestuous and ultimately frustrated lives. 

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