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Faux-jour

(French). A false or contrary light; meaning that a picture is hung so that the light falls on it in the opposite direction to what it ought. The artist has made his light fall in one direction, but it is so hung that the light falls the other way.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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