Women Reading

Pola Negri (1897-1987)


The Reader (1886). John Pettie (Scottish, 1839-1893). Oil on canvas laid on panel.

In 1866 Pettie was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy, and in 1874 received full academical honors in succession to Sir Edwin Landseer. Pettie was a hard and rapid worker, and, in his best days, a colorist of a high order and a brilliant executant. In his early days he produced a certain amount of book illustration. 


Le journal d’une femme de chambre

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Sue Foell (1956) In the Library

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