03 September 2018

Reading Women on Postcards

Girl Reading (1909), by Edmund Charles Tarbell (1862-1938). Oil on canvas. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Young Woman Reading a Letter, by Kitagawa Utamaro II (Edo perior, c. latter half of the Bunka era, 1810-1818). Both postcards sent by Bryon (the USA).

Postcards sent by John (the UK):

The cover of The Nursery Alice, first published in 1890, designed and coloured by Emily Gertrude Thomson.

Girl with a dachsund, 1903. Postallove collection.

Reading girl, Alice Fidler, 1912. Postallove collection.

Image by Oliver Bliss, 2014. The Jaye Resource Library and LGBT Zine Library housed at Manchester's LGTB Centre, Sidney Street.


  1. J'adore tes trois posts sur les femmes ,les hommes et même le chat lisant,je commence justement le livre de Bernard Pivot et de sa fille Cécile "lire " largement illustré de tableaux ,photos ,dessins, bibliothèques ayant rapport avec la lecture ,un pur bonheur !

  2. On n'y trouve le tableau "hall d’hôtel" D Edward Hopper 1943

    1. Beaucoup des tableaux de Hopper ont des rapports avec la lecture, n'est-ce pas?


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