The Love Letter (c.1890s). William McGregor Paxton (American, Boston School, Impressionism, 1869–1941). Oil on canvas.
In an interior with carpet and matching wallpaper, framed photographs, fine furniture, sculpture on the mantel, and freshly cut flowers, a well dressed lady of means concentrates on a letter just out of the envelope. She is anxious to discover the content of the letter from her lover, reading while still standing.