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As you may gather from this, the painting is dark. The ambition here is achieving a Rembrandt type of Light emeging from a very dark ground. The varnish also presents a lighting challenge (glare problem) that the framer can probably cure with a diffusing glass in the frame. I included a flashlight in the shot for scale.
Thanks for your interest and your enthusiasm for the Duke.