Books in Art: Engraving of a woman reading by candlelight…

Engraving of a woman reading by candlelight by John Sartain, after a painting by Philippe Mercier 1854

Engraving of a woman reading by candlelight by John Sartain, after a painting by Philippe Mercier. 1854.

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6 thoughts on “Books in Art: Engraving of a woman reading by candlelight…

  1. I remember reading about some Irish author (can’t remember which one though it could have been quite a few) who worked until the last of his candle burned down in a freezing cold room. Now we say if only we had a better laptop!

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    • I think the answer might be all of them, at least those who lived before a certain time. 🙂

      That takes dedication to one’s craft, though, as well as an exceptional amount of eye strain.

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