Sunday, April 17, 2016

April's Bookish Art...

Fernand Toussaint -- Peaceful Reading
"...this young lady had been seated alone with a book. To say that she had a book is to say that her solitude did not press upon her; for her love of knowledge had a fertilizing quality and her imagination was strong."
--Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

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  1. What a gorgeous picture! I love the colors. And I wonder what she is reading :)

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    1. I do, too! :) In fact, I think I'd like to be her for a day.

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  2. A lovely picture and a great quote!

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    1. Thank you! These are some of my favorite posts to do. :)

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  3. That painting is stunning. Love the art and quotes you share!

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    1. I love this painting. Wish I had it hanging in my house. :)

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  4. I love this painting and the quote! I haven't read much Henry James, but I want to read one of his novels this year.

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    1. The Portrait of a Lady was the first Henry James novel I ever read, and I have loved his books ever since. His novellas are great, too, and a good place to start if you've never read him before.

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