Unlike the subject of a traditional portrait, who typically faces us directly and reveals her story as she pleases, the reading woman remains an enigma. This calendar's twelve images by sixteenth- to twentieth-century European artists invite you to imagine the details of the reading woman's experience. Each is accompanied by a quote or literary excerpt on the subject of books and reading. Artists represented are Maria Konstantinova Bashkirtseva, Ambrosius Benson, Georges Croegaert, Carl Vilhelm Holsøe, Robert Hope, Edward Killingworth Johnson, August Macke, Thomas Pole (attributed), Valentine Cameron Prinsep, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Marianne Stokes. Size: 12 x 13 in.; opens to 12 x 26 in.