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UnknownPortrait of Francis Williams, Scholar o…

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Portrait of Francis Williams, Scholar of Jamaica

European School (c. 1745)

Oil on Canvas, 66 x 50.1 cm.

There were conventions in representing scholarly men, and the artist has
used several of them here. Williams is shown as a scholar in his
book-lined study, with a globe of the world, and a celestial globe on
the table. Dividers and other instruments are also strewn on the table.
All this indicates that he has studied astronomy, mathematics and
geography. 

Victoria & Albert Museum, London

The Silken Gown by Robert Hope

The Silken Gown by Robert Hope

Ivan Petrovich Argunov

Ivan Petrovich Argunov

Portrait of Kalmyk Girl Annushka

Russia (1767)

Annushka, a Kalmyk girl of Western Mongolian ancestry, was a serf and pupil of Countess Varvara Sheremeteva, daughter of Count Sheremetev. Argunov himself was a serf of Count Sheremetev (1713-1788). Annushka is holding a portrait of the late Countess.

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Portrait of a Young Woman, form. att. Jean-Etienne Liotard. | 
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Henry Edridge

Henry Edridge

Portrait of Francis Barber

England (c. 1785)

Watercolor on Paper

Victoria & Albert Museum, London

The Wedding Dress by Thomas Benjamin Kenning…

The Wedding Dress by Thomas Benjamin Kennington – 1889

Franz Von Mieris

Franz Von Mieris

Portrait of a Black Woman

Netherlands (c. 1650s)

Chalk drawing on paper; 66 x 66 mm.

The British Museum

Afternoon Tea by Harrison Fisher – 1925

Afternoon Tea by Harrison Fisher – 1925

Reflection of Beauty by Auguste Toulmouche

Reflection of Beauty by Auguste Toulmouche

Seated Woman by Sir Luke Fildes

Seated Woman by Sir Luke Fildes