Isn't this a glorious picture? I'm afraid I've stolen it from one of my favourite blogs, the wonderful A Gallimaufry, and Helen tells us she got it from here. But that's how it goes. We have to find pictures somewhere, and I poke around all over the internet to find things I like and think that you may like too. This is actually called An Evening at Home, painted by the British artist Edward John Poynter (1836-1919) who, so Wikipedia tells me, was a Baronet, not that that has any bearing on his artistic abilities. I love everything about this picture, which was probably painted in the 1880s, and I hope you will too.