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Image: 14.1 x 9.1 cm (5 9/16 x 3 9/16 in.); Paper: 14.1 x 9.4 cm (5 9/16 x 3 11/16 in.)
Purchase from the Karl B. Goldfield Trust 2018.221
Formally posed in a studio in profile, rather like a specimen, the image is more likely an anthropological study than a commissioned portrait.
The gentleman sports a Western jacket and shirt, but his distinctive hairstyle identifies him as Sinhalese, a people originally from northern India who now form the majority of the population of Sri Lanka.
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