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Famous Painting Portrait of the Artist with a Friend.
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Portrait of the Artist with a Friend.

Name: Portrait of the Artist with a Friend.
Artist: Raphael
Location: Louvre, Paris, France
Year: 1518

This is a double portrait the artist himself. He stands behind a man on whose shoulder his hand rests familiarly. He stands calmly behind this unknown man (a friend or a pupil, perhaps Polidoro da Caravaggio), looking out of the picture with a serious expression. The friend's gesture is not meant for the onlooker, but seems more directed at Raphael, as if he were showing him something - himself, perhaps, in a mirror.

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