November 6th, 2010

Lizzie Siddal

A Young Susan Takes a Moment Early in the Golden Age

It's always a bad idea for me to go browsing through web galleries late at night. Especially 19th century ones. But look what I found!

-Herbert James Draper, "A young girl by a pool"

I am in love with this image! Serene and lovely and such a moment of peace! What stresses of new monarchy sent you to this quiet pool, Susan? Maybe Aslan will appear in the golden water and counsel you. I love the posture (so young!) and the expression (so old!). And those brushstrokes! lkjasfoi; Cair Paravel gardens. Lovely!