I have a "soft spot" for Victorian and Edwardian paintings, filling a need I seem to carry for all things wholesome and earthy.
Over the years I have collected several of these timeless treasures, albeit reprints and not originals.
I could spend hours wandering around an art exhibit of Old Masters, and greatly admire the talent and dedication it takes to create such a Masterpiece.
Several years ago The Walter Langley exhibit was on display in my hometown. I spent all afternoon amidst the paintings, studying those faces of English working-class people doing what they did so naturally.........living, and working.
The Rosy Idle of Her Solitude : William Langley
Guarding The Kittens: Sir Thomas Valentine Garland