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"I had always imagined paradise as a kind of library" Jorge Luis Borges One of my favorite quotes and I it may be included in my email signatures as well! Jorge Luis Borges was my kind of man!

Eugène Delacroix. 1798-1863. Moroccan Notebook. 1832. Brown pen and ink with watercolour

A letter from artist Eugene Delacroix to his paint dealer, 1827.

" 'Tis better to have loved and lost / Than never to have loved at all" Lord Tennyson

"Three Women Reading" by Uemura Shōen (1875 - 1949)

Top - Delacroix's palette Bottom - Degas' representational! I love this!

✉ Biblio Beauties ✉ paintings of women reading letters & books - Paul Hugues | Women in the Park

Christina Georgina Rossetti portrait by her brother, Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Henri-Eugene-Augustin Le Sidaner (1862-1939) - A Canal in Bruges at Dusk : detail

Virginia Woolf (25 Jan 1882–28 Mar 1941), English writer, and one of the foremost modernists of the 20th century. During the interwar period, she was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the Bloomsbury Group. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and Orlando, and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own, with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." --Wikipedia

Uma leitora, 1877 Albert Joseph Moore ( Inglaterra, 1841- 1893) óleo sobre tela colada em madeira Coleção Particular