Therese Schwartze (1851 - 1918), a Dutch painter, was known not only for her technical skill but for a fine business sense that gained her a good career among Netherlandish high society. (There's a YouTube video of her work here! That's a find.) However, I'm hard put to find out what exact level of high society contained this "Young Italian Woman with the Dog Puck." And yes, that is Puck's very own name you see inscribed up there in the upper right hand corner. Isn't that funny we don't know the woman's name, but there's the dog identified for posterity? I was attracted to the dry elegance of this work - particularly the sculptural white sleeves that look a bit like the dog's angular form.