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    The Court Painters Apprentice – Richard Knight

    “Take a look in the mirror. What do you see? A nose that’s not too large, or skin marked with freckles like paint splashes from a brush? Perhaps eyes that seem sunken and dark, an expression of gloom baked hard on the mouth? Whatever you see, staring at your reflection for too long is rarely a comfortable experience for all but the fairest of us.” Johann is just a young boy of 11 when Hugo, a master court painter, spots his talent. A small innkeeper’s son sketching and painting are his only pleasures in life and Huge believe he can go far through them. Taking Johann on as an apprentice,…