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Jusepe de Ribera, a Spanish artist who moved to Rome at age 15, was in the Spanish ruled, Italian city of Naples from age 25 till his death at 51. Early in his life there, his patron--the Viceroy of that territory, the Duke of Alcalá--commissioned him to paint a local oddity, the bearded lady. The paper that is accompanied by this slide show can be found on www.deborahfeller.com. Click on "Art Historian."