Things that are awesome about this painting:1) Lovely dresses2) Clavichord3) Kitty-cat4) Paintings within a paintingOverall, fabulous :)
I agree, the details are stunning. And I'd really like that blue and cream dress. Really...
Don't we just love those paintings with other paintings in it? :-) Wonderful work, I check this blog all the time. ^^
There's also just something so comforting about interior scenes. Thank you Julia :)
Indian Ayah looks more a child than the child she's supposed to care for.
@Tulip - I was surprised at that too! I've been under the impression that ayahs were/are usually older, motherly sorts of figures, like (much later than this painting of course) Mary Lennox's ayah in The Secret Garden. Am I wrong here?
i think it is pretty cool - esp the addition of the ayah - was that a common thing to add the help?
I always associate ayahs with matrons too which is probably due to the Secret Garden as well!