The Double Lesson

Figure descriptions
A man and a young woman sit together. The poem text identifies the man as a tutor. Both figures hold onto the same book, which lies open in the woman’s lap. The woman points at a page and looks down at the book. The man turns his body to look at the woman. The woman rests her feet on a pillow. A second man stands in an open archway at the back of the room and plays a lute. A potted plant sits on the railing behind him. He looks toward the woman and first man. Various objects clutter the room, including a quill in an ink pot, books, a lute, and a vase with flowers. Large curtains are pulled back over the top of the room. Full-page illustration.