Tuesday, 2 December 2014
Book versus doll
A doll lies abandoned on the floor while the little girl reads her book. It's a new book apparently because the title of the picture, a watercolour by George Goodwin Kilburne, is "The New Book". The date on it is 1870.
I have discovered in my efforts t find out more about this painting, that Wikipedia has a whole category called "Paintings of sitting girls reading indoors". I already have a few of them... Are there categories for reading out of doors, women, men, I wonder? I have a few of those too...
The postcard was sent to me from the Netherlands although the artist is British.