The Victorians liked a picture that told a story, and so do I, and so, from your comments, do you. This one's by the painter Alfred Stevens (1823-1906), who sounds as if he should have been English but was actually Belgian. The painting is called 'Trahie-Perplexité', which means 'Deceived', or 'Betrayed', and perplexity. My guess is that she's had an upsetting letter from her lover and is trying to write back, but can't find the words, hence the scrunched-up paper. What do you think?