In the city of Rome there were many professional models of all ages. The children in this painting have been trained to pose and model for the artist. On the canvas in the background we see the painting that he has begun.
But now it is time for a break. The professor has left the room and the boy takes this opportunity to mimic the actions of the artist. You had better be careful with his glasses young man, or you will really be in trouble.
The girl is amused and enjoying the charade. What will happen if the professor catches him in his little game?
Look at the enlarged version.
Do you think the boy is really reading the newspaper? Why not?
Soap Bubbles The Unwilling Model
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