One of my favourites

There are many, many pictures of women and girls reading books – from Victorian times to the modern day.  But pictures of men reading are rare.  This is one of my favourites.

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Called ‘Bookworm’, it is by Carl Spitzweig and was painted in 1850.

 

 

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3 Responses to One of my favourites

  1. GB says:

    I’d be very happy with that on my wall.

  2. litlove says:

    So true! This is gender discrimination – where ARE the reading men?

  3. Sartenada says:

    It’s awesome picture. I do love it.

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