Recently I picked up this printed miniature in an op shop of a little girl reading. How lovely is it? It's about four inches tall and I've hung it up next to my main book shelf, right next to where I write.
Kay's been doing a series of posts in which she features paintings of women reading. They're simply beautiful, and full of so much love. I imagine most were painted by lovers and fathers and brothers of the women in their lives. The expressions are full of sweet repose.
Does anyone recognise the picture above? I imagine it's from some nineteenth-century painting, but I have no idea which one. I'd be curious to know so when I have people over for dinner I can say, Oh, that's blah-blah by blah-blah-blah; isn't she sweet?