In the foreground a smartly-dressed young man is entreating a beautiful woman who wears an elaborate dress and bonnet. The couple is seated on a carved stone bench in a thick forest of mature trees; in the background a carved stone cherub or cupid is watching, representing romance. The lady has her eyes demurely closed [...] [more...] [$]
A girl in a long formal pleated dress sits reading a book; she is sitting on a wooden chair with an upholstered cushion for the back and another for the seat; she clutches her frilly lace collar with her left hand. On her right, and our left, is a table with a large potted palm plant in a bowl with a lion [...] [more...] [$]
This border is made by drawing a white rectangle over the picture of the girl sitting reading a book indoors in summer and also copying the outer border of the image to the sides of the white rectangle. I also cloned out the corner of the chair and the girl’s dress. Obviously you could replace the text here! [more...] [$]
The drawing shows an old abandoned watermill, the wooden walls rotting away, the thatched roof uneven, the waterwheel still and rotten, the whole building overgrown. Romantic poems about deserted mills became popular in the second half of the nineteenth century, as mechanisation made a lot of them obsolete, and the mill here illustrates [...] [more...] [$]
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