Artist: John Longstaff
An older man comforts a newly-made widow in the kitchen of her humble house. Outside the door, the worker’s mates are seen, with the mine head in the background.
Source File: Here : 800 x 570 pixels.
PD Proof : In Art and Architecture Vol 3 No 6
Comment: Some work dealing with the life of miners or other labourers. Sons and Lovers, perhaps?
Artist: Lord Frederick Leighton
A woman in mourning, rests her head on her hand, apparently thinking melancholy thoughts.
Source File: Here : 800 x 974 pixels.
PD Proof : In British Contemporary Artists by Cosmo Monkhouse, facing p.94
Comment: Would suit some sad tale involving a widow.
Artist: James Jebusa Shannon
A young woman on the verge of adulthood, dressed in dark clothing, perhaps mourning. She strokes a pet dog at her side.
Source File: Here : 794 × 1200 pixels.
PD Proof : In Royal Academy Pictures 1902 page 177
Comment: This late-Victorian potrait might be very suitable for a work by Trollope such as “Can You Forgive Her?”
Artist: Walter Langley
The scene is a quayside with a nearby lighthouse. A young woman sits with head bowed and her face in her hands. Next to her an old woman comforts her.
Source File: Here : 6001 x 4804 pixels.
PD Proof : In Royal Academy Pictures 1894 p153
Comment: Yet another painting of a broken-hearted young woman. Unfortunately, it seems a topical subject.
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