Ghirlandaio "Old Man with his Grandchild" Louvre, Paris
"He [Swann] had always found a peculiar fascination in tracing in the paintings of the old masters not merely the general characteristics of the people whom he encountered in his daily life, but rather what seems least susceptible of generalization, the individual features of men and women whom he knew . . . in the colouring of a Ghirlandaio, the nose of M. de Palancy." — Swann's Way

Old Man with his Grandchild

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