"Her Spirits were naturally good, and not easily depressed, and she possessed such a fund of vivacity and good humour as could only be damped by some very serious vexation.- Besides these antidotes against every disappointment, and consolations under them, she had another, which afforded her constant relief in all her misfortunes, and that was a fine shady Bower, the work of her own infantine Labours..."
~from Jane Austen's Catherine, or the Bower
Monday, November 28, 2011
Luini, Bernardino Le sommeil de l'enfant Jesus - the sleep of the Child Jesus
Louvre, Departement des Peintures, Paris, France