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The Cover
October 14, 1998

Allegorical Portrait of an Artist

JAMA. 1998;280(14):1210. doi:10.1001/jama.280.14.1210

In the annals of painting it is not unusual to find a portrait of an artist at his easel. Usually a self-portrait, it shows the artist surrounded by all the accouterments of his profession, including paints, palette, studio props, plaster casts, sometimes even a human model. Most unusual, however, is the portrait of an artist ather easel. One's first impulse is, of course, to consider the latter work also a self-portrait, but that is not always the case. Sometimes the female figure is not the artist, but a goddess or muse to the painter as in the late 17th-century Allegorical Portrait of an Artist (cover ). Once known as Portrait of an Artist in Her Studio, the work is attributed to the Dutch painter Michiel van Musscher (1645-1705).

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