"The Musician" by Bartholomeus van der Helst (1662) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - From the curators' comments: "The woman tunes a theorbo-lute, and a viola da gamba lies in front of her. Printed music in tenor and soprano parts rests on a carpet-covered table nearby. By her direct gaze, the woman seems to address a male viewer, inviting him to take up the gamba and join her in a duet."
The Toilet of Bathsheba Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam) Date: 1643 Medium: Oil on wood Dimensions: 22 1/2 x 30 in. (57.2 x 76.2 cm) Classification: Paintings Credit Line: Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913 Accession Number: 14.40.651 On view in Gallery 634