Cemetery Entrance – Caspar David Friedrich

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.

When the Day is Done – Thomas Faed

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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