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News From Sebastapol (1875). Charles West Cope (English, 1811-1896). Oil on canvas.
The wife and mother, who has been studying the map of the Siege of Sebastapol in Crimea and reading newspaper accounts, received a letter with news that perhaps her husband has been killed, injured, or captured by the Russian combatants. Her daughter tries to comfort her while drying her tears. 

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News From Sebastapol (1875). Charles West Cope (English, 1811-1896). Oil on canvas.

The wife and mother, who has been studying the map of the Siege of Sebastapol in Crimea and reading newspaper accounts, received a letter with news that perhaps her husband has been killed, injured, or captured by the Russian combatants. Her daughter tries to comfort her while drying her tears. 

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Young lady at her toilette (1840). Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (Austrian, 1793–1865). Oil on panel. Wien Museum Karlsplatz. 
One of the leading Austrian painters of the Biedermeier period. He studied at the Vienna Academy. He copied pictures of old masters, and painted portraits, genre subjects, and still-life, but is perhaps best known for his landscapes. He was second to none in depicting nature in delicate colours. His many genre-pictures are also significant.

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Young lady at her toilette (1840). Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (Austrian, 1793–1865). Oil on panel. Wien Museum Karlsplatz. 

One of the leading Austrian painters of the Biedermeier period. He studied at the Vienna Academy. He copied pictures of old masters, and painted portraits, genre subjects, and still-life, but is perhaps best known for his landscapes. He was second to none in depicting nature in delicate colours. His many genre-pictures are also significant.