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 30 quietly joyous paintings of women reading, including works by Laura Coombs, Childe Hassam, Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, Lilian Westcott Hale, Edgar Degas, and many others.
30 color reproductions bound in a handy postcard collection
• Mail the postcards, or keep the book for your own collection
• Decorate your office or dorm room with a wall of images
• Informative introductory text
• Backs of postcards offer enough room for short messages
• Perforated for easy removal
• Oversized postcards may require additional postage
• Pomegranate’s books of postcards feature exclusive selections of art from museums and artists around the world
Published with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Book: 6.875 x 4.75 x .375 in.
Postcard: 6.5 x 4.75 in.
To bring the highest quality art to life, we collaborate directly with individual artists, international museums, galleries, foundations, and libraries to verify color and accuracy. This way you get the most true-to-life experience second only to an in-person viewing.
Our hardcover trade books are Smyth-sewn with lay-flat binding. Our puzzle pieces are thick, interlock immaculately, and have minimal dust. And all of our products are printed on high-quality art reproduction paper with minimal glare, ensuring your long-lasting enjoyment.
To respect the art and the earth, our calendars, notecards, puzzles, and many other products are printed with safe, environmentally responsible inks, paper, and materials.
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