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In his last year in Paris, Eakins studies in the private atelier of famed portrait painter Léon Bonnat. Years before, Bonnat had lived and painted in Spain. For an artist to paint in Spain had become a tradition in the French art world. Bonnat encourages Eakins to go to Spain to see Spanish painting in quantity. "I am going to Spain," Eakins writes home to his father. "I have been pretty sick here in spite of my precautions against the weather and feel worn out. I will go straight to Madrid, stay a few days to see the pictures and then go to Seville."
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