An ancestor in oil (Rousse)

The famous art critic presented a slide of an eighteenth century oil painting of a lady in a posh dress and hat. As soon as he revealed her her name, I was convinced that she was one of my ancestors.

I whispered this news to the man sitting to my right. He simply glared back at me with a look that said ‘I don’t believe you, and even if this were true, why should I care?’

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