"Women reading", by Carl Vilhelm Holsøe

[Carl Vilhelm Holsøe (1863-1935) is a very much respected artist of the Danish school. Holsøe became a well-listed, highly acclaimed artist. Escaping from the sentimentality of Golden Age interiors, Holsoe and his contemporaries imbued this traditional genre with a sense of timeless sanctity. Through the depiction of solitary, usually female, figures with concealed identities, Holsoe's paintings evoke the brooding nature of introspection and self-absorption. His work, influenced by the 17th Century interiors of the Dutch masters Vermeer, de Hooch and ter Borch, explored the emotional content inherent in the household interior. Source ]

Interior with woman reading

Woman reading by the window

Lady in Black

Interior with a Girl Reading, 1903

At the Breakfast Table

A lady reading by lamplight

Girl reading by a window, 1909

Woman Reading in an Interior

Girl Reading in an Interior, ca 1900