Not only wonderful portraiture but for me it is the one painting which has had the most profound effect on me. I bought the book 'Classical Painting Atelier' and found within it's pages a photograph of a portrait by Jacob Collins. It is head and upper torso but the simplicity and power of the presentation leaves me breathless. The expression on her face and the stature says so much, yet the impression gained of it requiring little effort must be incorrect. Only with years of experience can such perfection be achieved.
The title of the work is 'Carolina'.
The book is open permanently at that page. Inspiration I hope.
WARNING - she does have one breast bared.
Sorry to have gone at such length.