50 Sittings for One Portrait?

French artist Leon Bonnat (1833-1922) asked this and more from his portrait subjects. Laudable devotion to one’s craft, but agony for the sitter, I would think. For images and more info on this superb realist painter, see Juliette Aristide’s book Classical Painting Atelier or http://www.beardedroman.com.
Thanks for visiting. I welcome your comments, questions and of course, commissions for portraits of you or your loved ones, including your pets. Less than 50 sittings guaranteed.