This painting by Wyspianski is rather chocolate boxy, but I liked the way he had caught the child in an "unposed" way, looking very natural. I think that if I'd been able to take one away, I'd have picked this one - or, perhaps, the Leonardo!
It is labelled "Portrait of Józia Feldman" - I originally thought that this was a pastel painting of a young girl, but it is in fact the five-year old Józef Feldman, a Polish-Jewish historian. Wikipedia notes: "During World War II he was wanted by the Gestapo because of his pre-war scholarly researches of German-Polish relations, which criticized German policy towards Poland. Some time he worked as archivist in the Ossolineum in Lviv, then he went into hiding in the Franciscan monastery in Hanaczów near Lviv. Then he moved to Warsaw. He took part in the underground education (he lectured in the then underground University of Warsaw and in the Warsaw Pedagogic School). War experience accompanied by studies upon Christian philosophy made him a deeply believing catholic. During the Warsaw Uprising in 1944, unfit for military service because of his heart disease and myopia, he served in the ranks of the monastery in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska." He died in 1946.
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