Goodness! This piece is on the cover of my copy of 'The Black Moth' by Georgette Heyer, but it cuts off just below the waist. I've never seen the full painting before, so I had no idea it involved naughty bits. Fantastic :DP.S. ~ I am terribly sorry for never commenting before! I've been reading this blog faithfully for weeks, and I just adore it ;)
Aww thank you so much!!! You made my day! Is the book any good? That must be like the gift that just keeps on giving, finding out an awesome painting is actually a bigger one with naughty bits!
Oh yes, 'Black Moth' is a fabulous! I've only discovered Heyer recently, but I'm completely smitten with her work now. Her style is something like a cross between Jane Austen and L.M. Montgomery, with some Baroness Orczy thrown in when a daring rescue is required. While I heartily enjoy her Regency romances (the genre she worked in most often), I prefer the few pieces she did set in the Georgian period -- 'The Black Moth', 'These Old Shades', 'Powder and Patch', and 'The Masqueraders'. She's a deft hand at dressing her heroes and villains in satin & lace (and making them enjoy it!) without turning them into sissies :p
Ok I will def be adding her to my list of books to check out now!