Why Is This Woman Pinching the Nipple of the Other?
Decoding a painting of two sisters in a bathtub
It is hard not to be intrigued by a painting like this. It shows two women sitting unclothed in a bathtub. The one on the right is named Gabrielle d’Estrées. Beside her is another woman — thought to be her sister — who is unambiguously pinching her nipple.