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Edwin Long was born at Kelston, near Bath and worked locally as a portrait painter. He moved to London in the 1850s and became a very successful artist, painting Middle Eastern scenes showing beautiful young women. Long's biblical and historical scenes were particularly popular. 'The Cousins' was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1856 with the title 'Portrait of two young ladies, sisters'. The sitters were Bath-based cousins.
oil on canvas
H 80.3 x W 71.4 cm
BATVG : P : 1980.5