Reverie. Arthur Hacker (English, Classical, 1858-1919). Oil on canvas.
Hacker changed his style several times -after the plein air work of the early 1880s, he added a French academic style in the late 1880s, and then a variety of Pre-Raphaelite, symbolist, poetic-rustic, and simple genre figures.
“Sit in reverie, and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (American poet, 1807-1882)