The Girl I Left Behind Me: Eastman Johnson

Artist: Eastman Johnson

A young girl stands on a promontory, her hair streaming in the wind. The path before her ends, so she must either retrace her steps or try to find a different way forward.

Source File: Here : 2497 x 3000 pixels.

PD Proof : Dedicated to the public domain by the museum

Comment: Could be good for some children’s work with a strong female lead, or a suspense novel with a young woman character.


Breaking the news: John Longstaff

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?