Lettura Interrotta, a.k.a. le Baiser (Interrupted Reading, a.k.a. The Kiss), (1893). Federico Zandomeneghi (Italian, 1841-1917). Oil on canvas.
Zandomeneghi was the son and pupil of the sculptor Pietro Zandomeneghi. From about 1862-1866 he worked in Florence, and in Venice from 1866-1874, before going to Paris where he joined the Impressionists group and exhibited at the Salon des Independants.
Fair Reader (1947). Henry Lamb (Australian-born British, 1883-1960). Oil on canvas. Kirklees Museums and Galleries.
Lamb is noted for his unusual portraits. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1940 and was made a full Member in 1949. He was a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery from 1942 and of the Tate Gallery from 1944 to 1951.