Comparisons (1892). Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (Dutch, 1836-1912). Oil on canvas. Cincinnati Art Museum.
Two women in classical garb are seated on a daybed. The woman to the left has her legs curled up on the daybed and reads a book. The woman on the right looks over her companion’s shoulder and reaches her left arm to hold open a book that rests on the marble tabletop to the right. Red flowers are on a ledge at the left.
Ken Hamilton - İn The Summer House
by Trent Parke, 1999
sack dress, 1950s
Di Li Feng
Leisure Hours (1863). Philip Hermogenes Calderon (English, 1833-1898). Oil on canvas.
Calderon became a leading member of the St John’s Wood Clique, a group of artists interested in modern genre and historical subjects who were inspired, both artistically and socially by the Pre-Raphaelites. Many of his pieces show female forms wearing rich, silky clothing in gently colored landscapes or, in the case of this lady, she has viewing of the landscape as one of her leisure time activities.