I’d Rather Be Reading…

Spotted during a recent visit to the NC Museum of Art:
a portrait of a woman interrupted while trying to read a book

I love the way that the artist, Carolus-Duran, perfectly captured the expression of polite boredom that suggests that whatever he was talking to his wife about while painting her was far less interesting than the book in her hands.

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