The Family of Sir William Young guided tour
Other things you should remember or think about are:
- A portrait can be of more than one person.
- A portrait often celebrates a particular event like a graduation, a wedding or a birth.
- In the past only wealthy people could afford to commission a portrait.
- Items like musical instruments, books and animals are called props. Props tell us about a person's
hobbies, job and relationships.
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