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'With thy sweet fingers'

Photo credit: Royal Academy of Music

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This painting is titled after William Shakespeare's Sonnet No.128. It shows a young lady wearing a dark green dress of rich fabric trimmed with rose-pink pleated silk and white lace, with a white lace mop-cap upon her head also trimmed with pink. She is depicted in profile playing a two-manual harpsichord. A cittern hangs from a strap on her chair, and a recorder, music books and music case lie on the floor.

Royal Academy of Music





oil on canvas


H 34 x W 42.5 cm

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E. Hipkins, 1883


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