Friday, 24 February 2012
An interesting story
Two little girls reading an "Interesting Story", painted by Laura Muntz Lyall (1860-1930) in 1898 during her stay in Paris. It is a favourite of mine. I have to say that the little one looks about to fall asleep, though. I'm not sure how interesting she is finding it. Is it a bedtime story?
Laura Muntz Lyall was a Canadian artist, her parents having emigrated there from England while she was a child. It would be nice to think that these were her sister's children because she did take a break of about nine years from her successful career to care for them, eleven of them (!), after her sister died.
The picture can be seen at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
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