Ramsay, a leading eighteenth-century portraitist and chief competitor of Sir Joshua Reynolds, was considered more sympathetic in his treatment of female subjects. A refined draftsman, he honed his technique during repeated visits to France and Italy

Japanese Fine Art Painting Bird and Flower Mandarin Duck and Cherry Blossom Hanging Scroll Kakejiku

Japanese Fine Art Painting Bird and Flower Mandarin Duck and Cherry Blossom Hanging Scroll Kakejiku

Costume pour Dardanus de Rameau  Dessins et croquis de costumes pour les opéras représentés à Paris et à Versailles de 1739 à 1767  Louis-René Boquet (1717-1814).  BnF, Manuscrits, Rothschild 1462, n° 28

Costume pour Dardanus de Rameau Dessins et croquis de costumes pour les opéras représentés à Paris et à Versailles de 1739 à 1767 Louis-René Boquet (1717-1814). BnF, Manuscrits, Rothschild 1462, n° 28

Bird and Morning Glories  Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I, Japanese, 1797–1858 Japanese

Bird and Morning Glories Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I, Japanese, 1797–1858 Japanese

Woman reading and a girl playing (presumably the Marquise de Pompadour with her daughter Alexandrine), 1748, Francois Guerin

Woman reading and a girl playing (presumably the Marquise de Pompadour with her daughter Alexandrine), 1748, Francois Guerin

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