Women Reading


Fiona Campbell-Walter reading at the Bouquinistes. For ELLE Winter Collection, Paris 1953. Photo by Georges Dambier.

The Bouquinistes of Paris are booksellers of used and antiquarian books who ply their trade along large sections of the banks of the Seine: on the right bank from the Pont Marie to the Quai du Louvre, and on the left bank from the Quai de la Tournelle to Quai Voltaire. The Seine is thus described as “the only river in the world that runs between two bookshelves.”


Girl Reading (1900-1905). Joan Llimona (Spanish, 1860-1926). Oil on canvas. Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya.

Joan and his brother Josep, a sculptor, were trained in Rome. On their return they became part of the Catalan art scene, where they quickly achieved a prominent position, especially after 1893, when they founded the Artistic Circle of Saint Luke, a body through which they defended artistic values in keeping with their religious beliefs.


Lyra Silvertongue reading. Allyson Haller Illustration and Design.

"This is Lyra, the heroine from the ‘His Dark Materials’ trilogy written by Philip Pullman. For those who have read it: I imagine this image takes place sometime after the events in third book."


Henri Manguin - "Le Thé à la Flora" - France, 1912

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by stevemccurrystudios:

Today’s photo of a young Hazara school girl was taken in Bamiyan, Afghanistan.  


Frederik Vezin 

Evening Reading”


Reading (1871). Alfred Joseph Woolmer (British, 1805-1892). Oil on canvas. Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum.

Wollmer’s subject matter covered the literary and historical genre. He was exceptionally prolific and, by age sixty, the number of works he had exhibited had reached 355 at the Society of British Artists, 45 at the British Institution, and 12 at the Royal Academy.