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Other things you should remember or think about are:
- When someone pays for a portrait we say that the portrait is commissioned.
- Commissioned portraits often flatter the sitter (the person in them), making them look thinner,
richer or more handsome. Henry paid for this painting so got a portrait that made him look tall,
elegant and strong.
- People in portraits sit or stand in a certain way. We call this a pose. Poses can make people
look graceful, confident, pretty etc.
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