Auguste Toulmouche, "The Letter", detail. In some strange way she reminds me of Olivia De Havilland. I think it's the eyes and eyebrows, that Melanie Wilkes expression. I can just hear her saying a pained, "Scarlett . . ." before she collapses or adds something like, "You killed him. I'm glad you killed him!" Something like that, you know.
One day I will have some of these Italian (Venice) works of art in my home. Fortuny Lamps
It was Fortuny's idea that woman is always something more than woman.. a flower... an urn... a statue."- GV
Fortuny y Madrazo
"Reverie - A Letter" by Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta a Spanish painter who specialized in society portraits. His portraits suggest intriguing stories like paintings and photographs that one can't forget. Some of his works are in private collections in New Jersey or turn up at auction in Lambertville and "Confudences" at the Clark was owned by Catholjna Lambert of Lambert Castle in Paterson pictured earlier. Just a favorite with the golden hues of a summer afternoon. (Sources: clarkart.edu…