‘Jeanne La Rousse’ by Jules Joseph Lefebvre French ( 1836-1911) Oil on Canvas. He was the winner of the coveted Prix de Rome in 1861 . He fulfilled his early promise as a painter of meticulously executed paintings.

“You have to cherish the world at the same time that you struggle to endure it.”
~ Flannery O’Connor

thanks to @PoetNotRockStar

"Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong!“

#OnThisDay in 1847, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre was published.

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