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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

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

William Blake 28 November 1757 - 12 August 1827, was a poet, painter, and printmaker. Although largely unrecognized during his lifetime, he is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.