The work of the artist Anna, Countess Olbmarle in the mood is exactly the opposite of the portrait of the colonel. We see the Countess in her old age. A rich lady sits in a chair and is engaged in needlework.
Her appearance evokes both sympathy and wariness: the countess clearly had a difficult character. It is known that she posed for the artist twenty sessions, but the fee for the portrait of Renolds could only be received after the death of the countess’s son, when she was able to manage the money herself.