Portrait of the Countess of Canal
Artist/maker unknown, Mexican
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This portrait of the Countess of Canal-staring directly at the viewer, wearing simple yet elegant attire, and holding a cigarette-can be seen as a nineteenth-century precursor to Frida Kahlo's iconic self-portraits. It represents a style of portraiture adopted by many Mexican artists in the nineteenth century, such as José María Estrada (1811-1862).