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The Artist and his Wife Marie Suzanne Giroust painting the Portrait of Henrik Wilhelm Peill

Roslin was active in Paris and came to hold a unique position on the international art scene of the 18th century. It was in the French capital that he met his future wife, the portraitist Marie Suzanne Giroust, and it was there he made the acquaintance of his compatriot Henrik Wilhelm Peill. This painting intricately unites the three – the artist has depicted himself alongside his wife, who is wor…