"Bianca," William Holman Hunt - WikiPaintings.org. Interesting to see the Renaissance dress through the Late Victorian eye

Beautiful piece and Love the detail. Bianca William Holman Hunt (English, Romanticism, Oil on canvas. Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, UK. The model for Bianca was an American girl named Miss Lydiard: a very beautiful fair American girl according to Hunt.

Jan Molenaer - A Young Man and Woman Making Music [c.1630-32]

A Young Man Playing a Theorbo and a Young Woman Playing a Cittern Jan Molenaer (Dutch, Oil on canvas. The National Gallery, London. The duet played by the couple may well refer.

Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Ann Marie Bezin with Guitar (1758)

Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Ann-Marie Bezin with Guitar, Baltimore Museum of Art. I was looking for examples of century guitars, but the clothes in this also caught my eye. I am curious about the hood/drape looking thing on the back of her gown?

Artist Painting a Portrait of a Musician Marguerite Gérard

Artist Painting a Portrait of a Musician Marguerite Gérard (French, Romantic, Gérard’s style featured painstakingly accurate details rendered with subtly blended brush.

Madame Clotilde playing the guitar by François-Hubert Drouais 1775 Interesting that the guitar strings appear not to be double course... http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/detail.php?ID=92420

1775 Francois-Hubert Drouais - Portrait of Marie-Clothilde of France, also known as Madame Clothilde, queen of Sardinia

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Lucy Randolph Burwell

Portrait attributed to Matthew Pratt. Wife of Lewis Burwell V, of Kingsmill. Daughter of William Randolph III, of Wilton.

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