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In 1802 Granet went to Rome to study at the French Academy, housed in the Villa Medici. Like a number of students, he had a studio in the convent of the Santissima Trinità dei Monti church next-door. This experience may have been the inspiration for this painting.
The Bowes Museum
A Reading Lesson in a Convent
oil on canvas
H 99 x W 76.8 cm
bequeathed by the Founders, 1885