In chapter 45 we see the hint of something Athanasia asked Claude for–I believe that she asked for a portrait of them together. Here is why:
First, in chapter 45, we see what is very likely to be the feet of an easel twice:
I haven’t seen much discussion about the gift before, but that’s my theory. I bet that as season 2 comes out, this painting will play a major role. Perhaps in bringing back Claude’s current memory loss of Athanasia.