A Space of Flowers

“No time hath she to sport and play:
A charmèd web she weaves alway.
A curse is on her, if she stay
Her weaving, either night or day,
To look down to Camelot.
She knows not what the curse may be,
Therefore she weaveth steadily,
Therefore no other care hath she,
The Lady of Shalott…”
~Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1832

books0977:

Dans la Bibliotheque (1872). Auguste Toulmouche (French, 1829-1890). Oil on canvas. 
Toulmouche specialized in paintings depicting beautiful women within interior scenes (Directoire/Costume paintings). He first exhibited in the Salon of 1848.
At the height of his career, Costume painting came into the forefront. Patrons reveled in depictions of sentimental, romantic daily life. Success depended on the expressiveness of the characters, a quality directly derived from history painting. 

books0977:

Dans la Bibliotheque (1872). Auguste Toulmouche (French, 1829-1890). Oil on canvas. 

Toulmouche specialized in paintings depicting beautiful women within interior scenes (Directoire/Costume paintings). He first exhibited in the Salon of 1848.

At the height of his career, Costume painting came into the forefront. Patrons reveled in depictions of sentimental, romantic daily life. Success depended on the expressiveness of the characters, a quality directly derived from history painting. 

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