A volte mi manchi. A volte la tua mancanza fa così male che devo chiudere gli occhi per non scoppiare a piangere. A volte devo fingere che non sia così, per non crollare.
—  (via @bealone)

James Jebusa Shannon (1862–1923, United States/England)

James Shannon was an Anglo-American painter, was born in Auburn, New York, and at the age of eight was taken by his parents to Canada before settling in England at sixteen.

He was a popular portrait artist in his time, one of many Academic painters to bridge the Victorian and Edwardian periods. His style is loose, angular and highly virtuoso, reminiscent of fellow society painters Sargent and Boldini. One element quite distinct to himself, however, is a tendency towards symbolism in some of his works.