Women Reading


Painting by Max Ginsburg. Used as cover illustration for  ”THE FRIENDS” by Rosa Guy.

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Sous le phare


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Frank Milton ARMINGTON


Joanna of Navarre (c.1370-1437). Queen of King Henry IV of England. From the book “The Queens of England, Volume I” by Sydney Wilmot. Published London circa. 1890.

Her first husband died in 1399. In 1403, Joan became the second wife of Henry IV. They had no children, but she is recorded as having had a good relationship with Henry’s children from his first marriage. Nevertheless, during the reign of Henry V, she was accused of using witchcraft to try to poison him. She was convicted in 1419 and imprisoned for about four years.


Mosquito Nets, 1908
John Singer Sargent (1856 – 1925), American

In a time when the art world focused, in turn, on Impressionism, Fauvism, and Cubism, Sargent practiced his own form of Realism, which made brilliant references to Diego VelázquezAnthony van Dyck, and Thomas Gainsborough. His facility for paraphrasing the masters in a contemporary fashion led to a stream of commissioned portraits and earned Sargent the moniker, “the Van Dyck of our times.”
— at Detroit Institute of Arts.

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Helena Rubinstein reading in her Lucite Acrylic Bed, Life Magazine 1941