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Douard and Marie-Louise Pailleron, painted by John Singer Sargent in 1881

Sargent, thankfully, is being taken seriously for the first time in 70 years

The National Portrait Gallery, St Martins Place, London (PA)

The National Gallery is staging an exhibition displaying the works of Cornelius Johnson, court painter to Charles I

Julie Walters plays St John, traditionally the youngest disciple (PA)

It matters that photographer Alistair Morrison has chosen Julie Waters to portray St John

Syrian refugee Maha al Masri holds her sister, Rana, who was born in Jordan (AP)

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