Hi. We're in one of the reading rooms in the Millicent Library in Fairhaven Massachusetts here. When I see the facility with which artists used to be able to depict cloth hanging over the human frame, I sometimes think that we're going backwards, instead of forwards, in the art world. They call that a "drapery study," and this is a really fine one. Modern art looks like cave paintings compared to this, at least to me.
I'd love to tell you who the painting is about, and who painted it, but I can't. The public computer is directly below it, and a young fellow, dressed like Alan Iverson, was sitting there and downloading pornography or bomb recipes or stock quotes or al qaeda instructions or My Little Pony trivia questions or something, and didn't like me looking over his shoulder.
And so I left him, and the lovely lady seated over him, to their mysterious pursuits.