Because It’s Cool — A Portrait of Lucy Westenra?

I may be away from a computer for the next few days, so I wanted to leave people with something nice.  The painting is “The Bridesmaid” (1851) by John Everett Millais, and is courtesy of The Bram Stoker Estate, via Facebook.

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The Bram Stoker Estate also offers the following:  Lucy was but one of the lovely “ginger ladies” who populated Bram Stoker’s life and work.  “The high sun, streaming in from the side, shone on her beautiful hair, making it look like living gold.” — The Gates of Life (1908) Bram Stoker

“He had even brushed Lucy’s hair, so that it lay on the pillow in its usual sunny ripples.  When we came into the room she opened her eyes, and seeing him, whispered softly, ‘Arthur! Oh, my love, I am so glad you have come!'” — Dracula (1897)

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  1. Lovely, Jim. Thanks much. Have a safe trip and be back soon!




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