books0977
books0977:

With the Wind. Edward Robert Hughes (English, 1851–1914). Coloured chalks on grey paper.
Hughes worked mainly in watercolor and gouache, painting symbolist subjects and obscure literary themes, often Italian in origin. He is also well known for his slightly idealized portraits of women, executed in red chalk. His works display the meticulous observation of nature and minute technique associated with the Pre-Raphaelite movement.

books0977:

With the Wind. Edward Robert Hughes (English, 1851–1914). Coloured chalks on grey paper.

Hughes worked mainly in watercolor and gouache, painting symbolist subjects and obscure literary themes, often Italian in origin. He is also well known for his slightly idealized portraits of women, executed in red chalk. His works display the meticulous observation of nature and minute technique associated with the Pre-Raphaelite movement.

books0977
books0977:

The Message (1858). Joseph Caraud (French, 1821-1905). Oil on canvas. The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art.
While a curious and somewhat apprehensive maid watches, an older woman, perhaps a mother, asks a younger woman, perhaps her daughter, for the piece of paper the latter is holding. The opened drawer of the table and the book on the floor indicate that the message was concealed in the book and found by accident. The pleading expression of the mother tells that the situation is serious.

books0977:

The Message (1858). Joseph Caraud (French, 1821-1905). Oil on canvas. The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art.

While a curious and somewhat apprehensive maid watches, an older woman, perhaps a mother, asks a younger woman, perhaps her daughter, for the piece of paper the latter is holding. The opened drawer of the table and the book on the floor indicate that the message was concealed in the book and found by accident. The pleading expression of the mother tells that the situation is serious.