Etude: Le Duc d'Albe

Oil on canvas | 87.2 x 58.5cm | 1925

Romaine Brooks

Brooks met the 17th Duke of Alba, Don Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart y Falcó, at the Czech resort town of Marienbad. She captured the duke's aristocratic charm in her vigorous brushwork, the slightly lowered viewpoint, and his sidelong glance.

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