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This is a companion to 'Portrait of a Burgomaster'. The two portraits are by the same hand, have the same background, identical iconography and are mirror images in composition. Of special interest is the way in which the iconography contrasts the roles of man and wife: the Burgomaster rests his left hand on the pommel of his sword, letting us know that he is fulfilling his duty as husband and protector.
oil on panel
H 98 x W 66 cm
gift from William Hesketh Lever, 1902
Hall i' th' Wood Museum
Green Way, Off Crompton Way, Bolton, Greater Manchester BL1 8UA EnglandView venue
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