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Ditlev Blunck Danish
Blunck painted this self-portrait when he was nineteen years old; his open face and timid gaze convey his youthful innocence. A polka-dotted neckerchief adds dramatic flair to the artist’s otherwise standard attire. Blunck would later turn his back on Denmark by fighting with the Germans against the Danes during the First Schleswig War. Here he does not portray this bolder, more daring side of himself.
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