This marble sculpture is my favourite sculpture in the National Gallery. Dancer was carved by Antonio Canova between 1818-22. This is the second version of the work; the first is in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. She's graceful and life-like in her expression and sense of movement.
In a couple of the above shots this painting can be seen, with a show stopper of a name. Erneste Bioche de Misery is an 1807 portrait by Anne-Louis Girodet de Roucy-Trioson.