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The Reading Woman II Book of Postcards
The Reading Woman II Book of Postcards
The Reading Woman II Book of Postcards
The Reading Woman II Book of Postcards
The Reading Woman II Book of Postcards
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The Reading Woman II Book of Postcards

$12.95
Thirty color reproductions bound in a handy postcard collection.

Oversized postcards measure 6½ x 4¾ in.

Published with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

ISBN 9780764941092

ITEM AA398
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Description
Whether routes to escape or paths to enlightenment, books create enticing worlds so absorbing to the reader that other realities fade away. A painting of a woman immersed in a book suggests a story of its own: the woman is at peace, or not; perhaps she is silently thrilled by the words she reads. Is she stealing a moment from daily routine to indulge her love of literature? Is she studiously searching the pages for illumination? Is this book the one that will change her life?

Little wonder that the reading woman has appeared in art for hundreds of years. She is a beautiful enigma, an untold tale, a fragment of a life momentarily set free from its long, complex story. This book of postcards presents thirty quietly joyous studies of women at their books or letters.

Images

  1. Micah Williams (American, 1782–1837), Portrait of a Lady, about 1820

  2. Laura Coombs Hills (American, 1859–1952), Fire Opal (Grace Mutell), 1899

  3. Childe Hassam (American, 1859–1935), Lady Reading, 1898

  4. Edmund Charles Tarbell (American, 1862–1938), Girl Reading, 1909

  5. Unidentified artist (American, mid-nineteenth century), Girl with a Gray Cat, about 1840

  6. Kitagawa Utamaro II (Japanese, dates unknown), Young Woman Reading a Letter, Edo period, c. latter half of the Bunka era (1810–1818)

  7. James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, active in England, 1834–1903), Reading by Lamplight, 1858

  8. Erastus Salisbury Field (American, 1805–1900), Margaret Gilmore, about 1845

  9. Edward Wilbur Dean Hamilton (American, 1864–1943), Summer at Campobello, New Brunswick, about 1900

  10. Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917), Visit to a Museum, about 1879–1890

  11. Kondo Katsunobu (Japanese, active about 1716–1736), Courtesan Reading a Book, Edo period, Kyoho era (1716–1736)

  12. George Romney (English, 1734–1802), Portrait of Two Girls (Misses Cumberland), about 1772–1773

  13. Migita Toshihide (Japanese, 1863–1925), Woman Reading a Letter, Late Meiji era

  14. Mary S. Chapin (American, nineteenth century), Solitude, 1815–1820

  15. Auguste Toulmouche (French, 1829–1890), Reading Lesson, 1865

  16. Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910), Two Girls Looking at a Book, about 1877

  17. Mary Stevenson Cassatt (American, 1844–1926), Mrs. Duffee Seated on a Striped Sofa, Reading, 1876

  18. Frank Duveneck (American, 1848–1919), A Girl Reading, 1877

  19. John George Brown (American, b. England, 1831–1913), Reading on the Rocks, Grand Manan, about 1877

  20. Yamazaki Joryu (Japanese, active about 1716–1736), Courtesan Reading a Letter, Edo period, about Kyoho era (1716–1736)

  21. Jacques-Andr? Portail (French, 1695–1759), Woman Reading, 1735–1759

  22. John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925), Simplon Pass: Reading, 1911

  23. William Worcester Churchill (American, 1858–1926), Leisure, 1910

  24. Torii Kiyonobu I (Japanese, 1664–1729), Woman Reading a Book, Edo period, early Kyoho era (1716–1736)

  25. Eastman Johnson (American, 1824–1906), The Little Convalescent, about 1873–1879

  26. Lilian Westcott Hale (American, 1880–1963), L’Edition de Luxe, 1910

  27. William Morris Hunt (American, 1824–1879), Girl Reading, 1853

  28. Henry Bacon (American, 1839–1912), On the Open Sea—The Transatlantic Steamship “P?reire,” 1877

  29. Ignaz Marcel Gaugengigl (American, b. Germany, 1855–1932), The Visitor, about 1925

  30. Alice Ruggles Sohier (American, 1880–1969), Girl in Red, 1926



Pomegranate’s books of postcards contain up to thirty top-quality reproductions bound together in a handy, artful collection. Easy to remove and produced on heavy card stock, these stunning postcards are a delight to the sender and receiver. Postcards are oversized and may require additional postage.