Of all the paintings at the Biltmore House, The Waltz by Anders Zorn is my absolute favorite. Everytime I visit, I stop and admire this painting for a long period of time. On one of the trips, my then boyfriend purchased a print of the painting for me as a gift.
Before the Biltmore painting, I had never heard of Anders Zorn and I have to confess, I still know nothing of his work other than this painting. I can't imagine that he ever painted anything better. What I like about this painting is that you really can't tell if the gentleman (is he a gentleman?) is leading the lady away from the party and away from the light or back into the main room and towards the light. Now, I have no idea if this is what the artist wanted to portray but that's how I interpret it. The style of dress in the painting is also appealing to me. It's very elegant and just what you would imagine someone would wear to a ball during the time of this painting (1891).
Since this print was a gift I don't have any idea of what it cost. It came as a standard print with no texture. My ex-boyfriend went the extra mile with this gift. He took it to a shop and had it texturized to look like a real oil painting and had it framed beautifully.
My photos are not the best quality and are rather small. Here is a link to a larger photo of a print - but mine did NOT cost nearly as much as the ones listed. My print is approximately the size of the middle listing of 26" by 31"