Paul Gustav Fischer
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919), “Misia Sert" (1904)
The authorship of this painting has been much debated. Recent studies of the several surviving versions suggest that all may be replicas of a lost original by Georges de La Tour.
[Musée du Louvre, Paris - Oil on canvas, 88 x 103 cm]
Ava Gardner reading a book with a red cover.
Gardner’s early education was sketchy; by 1945, she had read two books, the Bible and “Gone with the Wind.” In later life, she more than made up for this lack by continual self-education.