"Clio may be the most austere and chaste of the Muses, but she has been known to come down informally from Mount Helicon in a mood so raffish that there are those who claim to have seen her with her slip showing." ~Willis Thornton, Fable, Fact and History
I am always intrigued by the paintings of Clio-(my personal Muse of Choice)- this one by Vermeer- very much so.
what is the story of this painting?
It's all explained here-
your Muse of Choice?