Margaret Frances Langdon Clarke, september 1864
Photographed by Charles Lutwidge Dogson aka lewis caroll
Source: The art institute of Chicago
1885, Beinecke Library
Blade Runner, 1982 (dir. Ridley Scott)
Alexander (1964) by Harold Littledale, illustrated by Tom Vroman. (by Ariel S. Winter)
Readers and reading were sources of constant interest to artists in the Romantic period. The young woman shown here holds Matthew Gregory Lewis’s “terror-gothic” The Monk (1796). A phantasmagoria of murder, suicide, corruption, and incest, it is one of the few novels for which nineteenth-century disapproval might still seem justified, and it was blamed for considerable moral degradation. The subject of Comfort heats her posterior along with her imagination.
Infanta Margarita Teresa by an unknown painter. (via Pin by Nathalie C. on 15th to 17th C. Portraits | Pinterest)