Carl Vilhelm Holsøe (Danish, 1863-1935), “Kvinde der sidder i dagligstuen” (“Lady Seated in a Drawing Room”)

Take a look at Carl Vilhelm Holsøe‘s page in Arcadia.

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Carl Vilhelm Holsøe (Danish, 1863-1935), “Lady in Black”

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Jack Vettriano (Scottish, b. 1951), “Heartbreak Hotel”

I don’t understand how anyone can not smoke—it deprives a man of the best part of life … with a good cigar in his mouth a man is perfectly safe, nothing can touch him—literally.

—Thomas Mann, “The Magic Mountain”

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Jack Vettriano, Heartbreak Hotel