Friday, April 3, 2009


This is just a bit of trivia, really. For a long time I've loved pictures of people reading. It all started many years ago with the one above, which is one of many I have on a wall in my sitting room. Below is a shot of that wall with me bottom left and my late mother-in-law, Kitty, bottom right, both reading.

Not a very good pic but you get the picture. There is also one by Goya, called 'Young Women' -

The next two by Vermeer -

I love them all.


ruthie said...

there is something wonderfully restful about "reading" pictures - the bottom one is my fave. I could just picture myself sat there ..

Coccinella said...

Indeed, I can also put myself there, with little dog at my feet and that soothing vista out the window, the boats on the bay.

willow said...

I had this first one on my bedroom wall as a young girl. I'm not sure what happened to it.

Coccinella said...

Mine is on silk and for many years the frame didn't have glass. Consequently, it's faded but is still lovely to me.

The Clever Pup said...

I like the one with the lady and her goldfish. I've never seen that before.

Coccinella said...

Me either - no idea who the artist is/was. Thanks for enlightening me on Berthe Morisot.