do i look pleasing? -you look beautiful.
Georgiana Spencer (Thomas Gainsborough).
Woman at her Dressing Table by Ferdinand Bol, c. 1643-1647 (detail)
Madonna Lucrezia is a most intelligent and lovely, also exceedingly gracious lady. […] She is very beautiful, but her charm of manner is still more striking. In short, her character is such that it is impossible to suspect anything“sinister” of her. Ferrarese envoy Gian Luca Pozzi (x)
Mrs. Thomas Hibbert, by Thomas Gainsborough, detail (1780s).