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Raffaëlli Loan at the Getty

Jean-François Raffaëlli, Young Breton Girl with Clogs , 1877. Raj and Grace Dhawan The Getty Center Museum is showing a Young Breton Girl with Clogs by Italian/French realist Jean-François Raffaëlli. Recently rediscovered, the Young Breton Girl is a fragment of a life-size family portrait shown to acclaim at the 1877 Salon, The Family of Jean-Le-Boîteux, Peasants of Plougasnou . The latter, or most of it, is in the Musée d'Orsay. It has three and a half figures, one cut vertically in half, and is dated 1876. The Young Breton Girl has a prominent signature and the date 1877. It is on loan to the Getty from the collection of  Raj and Grace Dhawan. Jean-François Raffaëlli, The Family of  Jean-Le-Boîteux, Peasants of Plougasnou, 1876. Musée d'Orsay, Paris   Degas admired Raffaëlli and invited him to show with the Impressionists in 1880 and 1881, a move that infuriated Monet. The uncompromising naturalism of the Breton portraits shows why Raffaëlli impressed Degas. The cropped fi

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