Artist: Frans Hals
A laughing, buxom peasant or gypsy girl looks sidelong away from the viewer.
Source File: Here : 1142 x 1280 pixels.
PD Proof : In Das Museum Volume 2, plate 61
Comment: Would be good for some novel with a rural background and a bold female protagonist. Moll Flanders, perhaps?
Artist: Caspar David Friedrich
Two high stone pillars stand at each side of the entrance to a cemetery, which is on the side of a hill with trees in the background. Two figures stand at the left pillar, looking in.
Source File: Here : 1334 × 1758 pixels (based on a screen grab).
PD Proof : In Zeitschrift für bildende kunst. v.55 1919/20 p.144
Comment: Gloomy subject? Or hope for resurrection? Could be the cover for a spiritual book.
Artist: Thomas Faed
The interior of the cottage of a poor Scottish family. At left the grandmother sits dozing, a child resting its head on her lap (or perhaps saying its prayers), another standing at her left. The father sits slumped, asleep over a newspaper, the mother tends to a baby in a crib.
Source File: Here 1725 × 1316 pixels.
PD Proof : In Scottish painting past and present, 1620-1908 – page 235
Comment: The right-hand side of this image has already been used for “Sybil, or the Two Nations” by Benjamin Disraeli. However, the left-hand side as in the crop shown here would still be suitable for some rural epic – Thomas Hardy, perhaps?
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