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Albrecht Durer, early 1500, self portrait My favorite 16th century artist all the more interesting because of his almost photographic use of his own person as subject matter.

Albrecht Durer, early 1500, self portrait My favorite 16th century artist all the more interesting because of his almost photographic use of his own person as subject matter.

Portrait of Florentius Josephus van Ertborn, by Jean Baptiste Greuze, (1725-1805) - c 1804

Portrait of Florentius Josephus van Ertborn, by Jean Baptiste Greuze, (1725-1805) - c 1804

17th Century, Untitled: Thought to be a Portrait of a young man of the Chigi Family, by Jacob Ferdinand Voet (Dutch painter).

17th Century, Untitled: Thought to be a Portrait of a young man of the Chigi Family, by Jacob Ferdinand Voet (Dutch painter).

Self-Portrait, ca. 1810 (miniature) Joseph Wood (American, 1778–1830)

Self-Portrait, ca. 1810 (miniature) Joseph Wood (American, 1778–1830)

Portrait of a Young Man, miniature by Andrew Plimer, pupil of Richard Cosway. Watercolor on ivory. (1805)

Portrait of a Young Man, miniature by Andrew Plimer, pupil of Richard Cosway. Watercolor on ivory. (1805)

Portrait of Benjamin Tevis (1789-1846), by Thomas Sully, 1822. Winterthur Museum.

Portrait of Benjamin Tevis (1789-1846), by Thomas Sully, 1822. Winterthur Museum.

Portrait of a Gentleman, Rome 1846 by Carl von Blaas (Austrian, 1815-1894)....the Roman Campagna in the background,

Portrait of a Gentleman, Rome 1846 by Carl von Blaas (Austrian, 1815-1894)....the Roman Campagna in the background,

Major George Cunningham or Cuninghame (1783–1838), 7th Bengal Native Infantry, Commanding 2nd Corps Rohilla Cavalry by James Howe

Major George Cunningham or Cuninghame (1783–1838), 7th Bengal Native Infantry, Commanding 2nd Corps Rohilla Cavalry by James Howe

1820 ca. John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham, by Thomas Phillips. National Portrait Gallery. wikigallery.org

1820 ca. John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham, by Thomas Phillips. National Portrait Gallery. wikigallery.org

The Hon. William Lamb, MP (Later Lord Melbourne) (1779-1848), by Sir Thomas Lawrence, c. 1805. Private collection

The Hon. William Lamb, MP (Later Lord Melbourne) (1779-1848), by Sir Thomas Lawrence, c. 1805. Private collection