Italy emanates from this canvas, the strong light, the colours and the joyful ribbons and red scarf worn by the anonymous woman.
Corot has caught her elegant pose and contained expression. Her deep-set large, brown eyes seem emphasised not hidden by the dark shadow from her brow.
What a busy scene we have here. Rocking boats, waving silk scarves, oarsmen jostling for the racing line, cheering crowds, Canaletto hasn't left anything out.
It looks Incredibly theatrical but very real. No doubt it's a bit chaotic but there is elegance in the elaborately decorated boats and costumes and an order to the uniformed crew and moored boats.
There is something very charming about Hogarth's painting of the Graham children. Largely because of their joyful expressions.
The boy's bird organ is an unusual instrument - its notes supposed to encourage birds to sing.
It's hard to believe that Rossini was only 12 when he composed the Sonata for Strings No 1.