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#1040235 - 09/13/06 11:01 AM Cute Rosy Picture Allegedly of Chopin
-Frycek Offline
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So what do ya'll think? I've written the seller asking for the provenance of this item and why he identifies it as a portrait of Chopin.

The response:

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found it in the trash and it looks like him. It looks like he sat for it. I will probably put a better pic on later.
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#1040236 - 09/13/06 11:31 AM Re: Cute Rosy Picture Allegedly of Chopin
loveschopintoomuch Offline
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No Way, Frycek. The man in this picture looks too robust and happy.

Kathleen
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After playing Chopin, I feel as if I had been weeping over sins that I had never committed, and mourning over tragedies that were not my own." Oscar Wilde, 1891

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#1040237 - 09/13/06 11:35 AM Re: Cute Rosy Picture Allegedly of Chopin
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Originally posted by loveschopintoomuch:
No Way, Frycek. The man in this picture looks too robust and happy.

Kathleen [/b]
Yes.

That doesn't look like a man who lived with Aurore. \:\)

Mel
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#1040238 - 09/13/06 11:53 AM Re: Cute Rosy Picture Allegedly of Chopin
loveschopintoomuch Offline
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Mel, you got that right.

I'd say the man looks to be in his late 20's, early 30's. Chopin was living with that woman during this time period, age-wise.

That woman (that's what Frycek and I call her) often referred to him as a "...corpse."

Sweet lady!

Kathleen
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After playing Chopin, I feel as if I had been weeping over sins that I had never committed, and mourning over tragedies that were not my own." Oscar Wilde, 1891

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