James Tissot (1836-1902),Young Lady in a Boat, 1870, private collection.
Bless your heart for posting this! I bought this in a large frame for $5 at an antique shop in Morris, CT. I’m totally in love with it. It has all my favorite things: period dress, a boat, and a pug.
Recently I’ve had recurring dreams in which I own a rowboat that is docked and that each time I approach it, I discover it has a hole in its hull. And I’m beginning to understand what this dream might mean. If you’ve followed my Tumblr for more than two seconds you know I love boats—to me they are a means of escape, relaxation, and recreation. They represent freedom from tether. In my dream I keep looking for a means of escape, yet each time I find I’m prevented because of this hole that causes the boat to fill with water.