From the fifth sitting the portrait impressed everyone, especially Vronsky, not only by its resemblance, but by its characteristic beauty.
It was strange how Mihailov could have discovered just her characteristic beauty.
" One needs to know and love her as I have loved her to discover the very sweetest expression of her soul," Vronsky thought, though it was only from this portrait that he had himself learned this sweetest expression of her soul.
But the expression was so true that he, and others too, fancied they had long known it.

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