(Note: Portrait of a Young Girl Holding Her Eyes, oil on canvas by Pietro Antonio Rotari, 1707-1762, Italian Baroque painter.
Rotari, in great demand as a portraitist, painted members of the Russian court in St. Petersburg and died there. This is a magnificent study of emotion with it’s soft lines and gentle touches revealing sadness and vulnerability. It makes us want to reach out to comfort her. — Shades and Shadows)