This was a result of investigating pictures for tomorrow's post on the most romantic pictures in Victorian art. While looking at the beautiful images connected with swoony romance I kept finding some of the most strange and decidely unromantic pictures which were apparently scenes of great love. Stuff like this...
|The Potter's Courtship (1886) Arthur Hughes|
|The Proposal Robert Gordon|
|In Love Marcus Stone|
|Windy Day Jane Bowkett|
|Love's Interuptions Frederick Morgan|
Similarly, it's hard to be romantic with a stone in your shoe, although it does give you a good excuse to lean against the gentleman of your choice (she says, taking note). Mind you, you would have to pause whatever romantic conversation you were having to yank off your shoe and give it a good shake. I'm sure it is possible to achieve that elegantly, but I suspect not by me.
|Ten Minutes to Decide (1866) George Dunlop Leslie|
|Paying for Peeping (1872) John Calcott Horsley|
|A Tender Moment William Henry Gore|
And if you get a stone in your shoe, be careful which bit of him you lean on. It may shorten the romance somewhat if you impale yourself...