Waiting for Carl (Thomas Eakins)

My friend Carl, he of the dexterous fingers and the beautiful 19th century cat boats,  told me of his great admiration for the Philadelphia painter, Thomas Eakins, whose creature waited for Carl’s visit every day of this hot Labor Day weekend.  He did not come and you can see her weary desolation.

An Actress, Portrait of Suzanne Santje, 1903

Thomas Eakins, 1844 – 1916, Philadelphia Musuem of Art

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