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A VALENTINE FROM WINSLOW HOMER?
A HIDDEN LOVE?
There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.*
American master Winslow Homer (1836-1910) was very guarded about his private affairs, yet Portrait of a Lady and In the Garden perhaps reveal a possible romantic interest. In contrast, French novelist George Sand (1804-1876) expressed her passions openly, both in writing and relationships with a number of literary figures as well as composer Frederic Chopin.
*The source of Sand’s quote is not known.
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