It is gratifying to run across paintings (like Vollon’s Mound of Butter
) that seem to jump right out of the world of my novel, but here’s one I wish I had seen while I was writing. What an engaging gaze!
The subject of Danish artist Bertha Wegmann’s
portrait’—the Swedish-born Jeanna Bauck (1840–1926)
—would have been Edward's contemporary (more…)