Books & art (1789 - 1914) @ thelongvictorian.com
Art inspired by books - readers reading in art - book illustrations - photographs (1789 - 1914). @ thelongvictorian.com
Pre raphaelite paintings
The woman in white
The Travelling Companions Augustus Leopold Egg Birmingham Museums Trust
Madeline Bray and Arthur Gride from Nicholas Nickleby (Charles Dickens) Spoiler alert! The only reason this marriage doesn’t happen is that Madeline’s father dies one hour befor…
Buyenlarge The Breakfast by William Mcgregor Paxton Painting Print Size: 2
I saw this painting and immediately thought of Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. Oh, whatever happened to the art of letter writing? Smiley blowing a kiss.
the first "selfie" Robert Cornelius took this photo outside the store his family owned. It became famous for being the first self portrait or as its commonly now known, a "selfie.
by Robert Cornelius
American Civil War
Readers reading Answering the Emigrant’s Letter – By James Collinson. Oil on panel. 70 x Manchester City Art Gallery. A lovely painting – I have looked at it many …
Discussion: Radio 4 – Tess of the D’urbervilles
The Breakfast – By William McGregor Paxton. I couldn’t resist it! My apologies to Mr Paxton.
Life in the Long Nineteenth Century Photograph The first human on film (bottom, left). Photograph by Louis Daguerre. The street looks empty. Perhaps the long exposure ti…
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson died 134 years ago today (b. 25 May 1803 – d. 27 April Emerson was an American poet, essayist and lecturer. If you’ve become cynical and dejected about life,…
Der Arme Poet
Reading In Bed
Fine Art Paintings
Carl Spitzweg - Der arme Poet (Neue Pinakothek) ~ the Poor Poet, 1839
“ The Novel Reading 1841 by Josef Danhauser(Austrian, 1805 - ”
Bertha Mason and Edward Rochester from Jane Eyre Spoiler alert! Clearly not a successful marriage. Bertha is insane, can’t be divorced and has pyromaniac and suicidal tendencies.
Oil On Canvas
“Sorry to disturb you, thought you might like a cup of tea.” A Pleasant Corner, 1865 by John Callcott Horsley (UK). Oil on canvas, 768 X 571 mm. Donated to the Royal Academy by the artist.
Readers reading Carl Spitzweg – The Bookworm – 1850 – Museum Georg Schafer, Schweinfurt, German. I’m envious. But just don’t step backwards!
Oil On Canvas
A Girl Reading in a Sailing Boat Alfred Chantrey Corbould (British, Oil on canvas. A painter and book and magazine illustrator, Corbould contributed to Punch, specializing in.