I've got quite a backlog of nice paintings of women reading, but I happened on this today and here it is instead. It's another by Charles Chaplin -- no, not that one, the one I showed you a mis-named painting by last week. This painting isn't dated, but I'm guessing it dates from the 1850s or 60s. I do so love the way he's painted the fabrics. And he's really caught the look of concentration on her face. Lovely.