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Fayum style – Murray’s father

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Portrait of Psychiatrist and author of books on Oriental rugs, Dr Murray Eiland Jr. as a young man. Commissioned by his son, archaeologist, Murray Eiland III.

He asked for it to be in the style of a Roman/Egyptian Fayum mummy portrait. That seemed very fitting.

Quote from client:
“I am delighted with everything about it, you have exceeded my expectations (and I had high hopes). I will be proud to offer this as a gift for my father, and I will certainly want you to paint other people for me in the future.”

 

Oil on wood

12 x 16.5 inches

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