Friday, January 8, 2010

A Girl and Her Duenna

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Bartolome Esteban Murillo
(Spanish, 1617-1682)
A Girl and Her Duenna, 1670
Oil on canvas

A duenna is a chaperone or governess. I love the mischeivious look on the girl's face and the giggling of the governess. Wonder what they're looking at. :)


  1. "Look, the maid is kissing the kitchen boy!"

    (Katie, not signed in)

  2. Haha, that's perfect! I love paintings that could have stories behind them, but I can never think of good stories. Now that all these writers are reading my blog I'll have to post some more! ;)