Thursday, September 16, 2010

Dulce Domum

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John Atkinson Grimshaw
(English, 1836-1893)
Dulce Domum, 1885
Oil on canvas
 "Dulce Domum" (lit. Sweetly at Home) is a song written by Robert S. Ambrose in 1876.
She looks rather melancholy for someone who is sweetly at home.

1 comment:

  1. Maybe she's waiting for her love to return home? Or maybe she's bored out of her mind??? Hahahaa...just kidding!

    Well, it is a very lovely painting of Grimshaw's, and I've always thought 'melancholy' in a painting is the good way to go back in those olden days. :)