Eddie Pensier writes:
From my recent visit to the Art Institute of Chicago, a strange mini-trend I noticed.
Jacques-Louis David, Madame François Buron (1769)
Sir Thomas Lawrence, Mrs Jens Wolff (1803-15)
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Interrupted Reading (c. 1870)
More art and other Chicago/New York pictures to come (technical difficulties)
The great thing about having you portrait painted while reading is that it gives you something to do while you sit for it. Oh, and it makes yuh look smaaht.