Doesn’t Chekhov look relaxed with his little friend?
Image: The artist Anders Zorn and his wife Emma.
**Paintings by 19th century American artist Thomas Hovenden
“Lady Godiva, was an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who, according to a legend dating back at least to the 13th century, rode naked – only covered in her long hair – through the streets of Coventry in order to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation imposed by her husband on his tenants. The name “Peeping Tom” for a voyeur originates from later versions of this legend in which a man named Tom had watched her ride and was struck blind or dead.” Wikipedia
Thank you Janice Wald at Refections for reminding me of this painting.
Everyone LOVED blue and white china!