Angels of the Eyelash

came to guard her.

It wasn’t a complete surprise:  she had offered up a little prayer that nobody would touch her box of keepsakes on her lap while she slept.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She heard the angelic trumpets blowing

 

 

 

 

A vitrine of wind instruments on the balcony of the American Wing, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

 

 

 

 

Teasing A Sleeping Girl, c. 1760, oil on canvas. 

Gaspare Traversi, Italian, 1722-1779.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Angels of the Eyelash

  1. This is one of the paintings at the Met which is not always on display because it is a ‘genre’ painting and they do tend to rotate those in and out of storage.

    I was lucky to see this very recently! Sarah

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