White-ground kylix, found in a tomb at Delphi. Work of an anonymous athenian vase-painter. On white ground, Apollo is depicted crowned with a wreath of myrtle leaves sitting on a stool with legs in the form of lion paws. He is dressed in a white peplos and he is draped within a red himation. With his left hand he is plucking the the chords of his lyre, while with his right hand he is offering a wine libation from a navel-phiale. The black bird accompanying him is probably a crow, a reference to his mythical love for Aigle-Koroni, the daughter of king Phlegyas. (480-470 B.C)
Robert-Jacques-François Lefèvre (1755-1830) - Portrait de deux Sœurs lisant un Livret d’Alexandre Duval intitulé “De Maison à vendre”, huile sur toile, 79 x 85 cm.
"La Maison à vendre" est une comédie en un seul acte et en prose de Nicolas-Marie Delayrac sur un livret d’A. Duval. Elle a été créée le 23 octobre 1800 à l’Opéra Comique. Quant aux deux jeuns filles, il pourrait s’agir de Julie et Désirée Clary, futures reines (consort) d’Espagne et de Suède.
Portrait of two elegantly dressed ladies with sheet music. Attributed to Robert Lefèvre [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) - The Concert Singer, 1890-92, huile sur toile, Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Singer Weda Cook’s chin is raised so she can project her voice; her mouth open, in mid-song. At the beginning of each session, Eakins asked Cook to sing a portion of Mendelssohn’s oratorio, Elijah, which begins “O rest in the Lord.” For verisimilitude Eakins had Charles M. Schmitz, the conductor of the Germania Orchestra and Cook’s teacher, pose holding the baton.