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  • n. Painting in still life.

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  • Painting in still life.

    1850 J. LEITCH tr. C. O. Müller's Anc. Art §163 (ed. 2) 139 Rhopography..the representation of restricted scenes in natureema small portion of a wood, a brook and the like.

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    July 1, 2008