Straying Thoughts (1913). Edmund Blair Leighton (English, 1853-1922). Oil on panel.
[Leighton’s work] is the pictorial equivalent of light literature, of belles letters, of graceful novels and vers de societe, of much that is charming of its kind, if by its very nature ephemeral.“ –Gleeson White
This is also inspired by a painting I saw some time ago but don’t remember where. I think is was by Waterhouse but I couldn’t find it anywhere on Google. In the original image there were also ladies in the background sewing or something. If anyone of you knows the name and artist I would be very grateful if you’d help me out :)
Edit: The painting is “The Hostage” by Edmund Blair Leighton. Thanks tothis kind person for finding it out!