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Painter's painter bound to flip about height (7)

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I believe the answer is:

raphael

Here is my best explanation:

'painter's' is the definition.

(thesaurus)

'painter bound to flip about height' is the subsidiary indication.

'painter' becomes 'ra'.

'bound' becomes 'leap' ('leap' can be a synonym of 'bound'**).

'to flip' says the letters should be written backwards.

'about' is an insertion indicator.

'height' becomes 'h'.

'leap' reversed gives 'pael'.

'pael' placed around 'h' is 'phael'.

'ra'+'phael'='raphael'

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for raphael that I've seen before include "responsible for many religious works", "Fifteenth to sixteenth century Italian painter/architect", "It. painter; an archangel", "Master", "Italian Renaissance painter", "Sistine Madonna artist", "Artist", "A Renaissance artist", "An archangel; a painter" and "Italian painter; archangel".)

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