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"The Reader: A Journey Through Time and Cultures" In the captivating artwork of Federico Faruffini

Background imageReader Collection: FARUFFINI, Federico (1831-1879). The Reader

FARUFFINI, Federico (1831-1879). The Reader. 1864-1865. Oil on canvas. ITALY. Milan. Galleria d Arte Moderna (Gallery of Modern Art)

Background imageReader Collection: Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944). American illustrator. She looks for relief among some of the old

Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944). American illustrator. She looks for relief among some of the old ones
GIBSON: READER, 1900. Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944). American illustrator. She looks for relief among some of the old ones. Pen and ink drawing, 1900

Background imageReader Collection: Semi pedestrianised Broad Street, with Lloyds Bank, Reading, Berkshire, England, U

Semi pedestrianised Broad Street, with Lloyds Bank, Reading, Berkshire, England, U.K. Europe

Background imageReader Collection: A Reader in cigar factory, Tampa, Fla. He reads books and ne

A Reader in cigar factory, Tampa, Fla. He reads books and newspapers at top of his voice all day long. This is all the education many of these workers receive

Background imageReader Collection: Bet Medhane Alem (Saviour of the World), Lalibela, Ethiopia, Africa

Bet Medhane Alem (Saviour of the World), Lalibela, Ethiopia, Africa

Background imageReader Collection: Tibetan Buddhist monk reading scriptures at the Boudha

Tibetan Buddhist monk reading scriptures at the Boudha stupa at Bodhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageReader Collection: Reading woman, 1911. Creator: Corinth, Lovis (1858-1925)

Reading woman, 1911. Creator: Corinth, Lovis (1858-1925)
Reading woman, 1911. Private Collection

Background imageReader Collection: PALM-READING, c1910. A staged depiction of a Gypsy woman reading a mans palm. Photographed c1910

PALM-READING, c1910. A staged depiction of a Gypsy woman reading a mans palm. Photographed c1910

Background imageReader Collection: The Bibliophilists Haunt or Creechs Bookshop

The Bibliophilists Haunt or Creechs Bookshop
EDB51776 The Bibliophilists Haunt or Creechs Bookshop by Douglas, William Fettes (1822-91); City of Edinburgh Museums and Art Galleries, Scotland; Scottish, out of copyright

Background imageReader Collection: McGUFFEYs PRIMER, c1840. Title page of William Holmes McGuffeys Eclectic Primer

McGUFFEYs PRIMER, c1840. Title page of William Holmes McGuffeys Eclectic Primer, published in Cincinnati, Ohio, c1840

Background imageReader Collection: Sumo wrestler reading newspaper

Sumo wrestler reading newspaper, Tokyo City, Honshu Island, Japan, Asia

Background imageReader Collection: Chinese people reading announcement, Xingping, Guangxi Province, China, Asia

Chinese people reading announcement, Xingping, Guangxi Province, China, Asia

Background imageReader Collection: Colonnade on the exterior of the Temple of Theseus, Volksgarten Park, Innere Stadt

Colonnade on the exterior of the Temple of Theseus, Volksgarten Park, Innere Stadt, Vienna, Austria, Europe

Background imageReader Collection: Scholar

Scholar
Louise Wolbers

Background imageReader Collection: The Reader, 1885. Creator: Ferdinand Hodler

The Reader, 1885. Creator: Ferdinand Hodler
The Reader, 1885. Showing an eighty-year-old man reading a newspaper amid a room decorated with prints

Background imageReader Collection: Jungle Vacay II

Jungle Vacay II
Uma Gokhale

Background imageReader Collection: Book Cafe

Book Cafe
Jukyong Park

Background imageReader Collection: The Virgin reading. Creator: Antonello da Messina (ca 1430-1479)

The Virgin reading. Creator: Antonello da Messina (ca 1430-1479)
The Virgin reading. Found in the Collection of Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan

Background imageReader Collection: Scripture Reader in a Night Shelter': Destitute men lying on the long communal bed slope in a

Scripture Reader in a Night Shelter': Destitute men lying on the long communal bed slope in a London night shelter
527823 Scripture Reader in a Night Shelter': Destitute men lying on the long communal bed slope in a London night shelter listening to the nightly reading from the Bible before the fish-tail gas

Background imageReader Collection: Le Poème de l'âme (Poem of the Soul). Le toit paternel (Fatherly roof), 1848-1849

Le Poème de l'âme (Poem of the Soul). Le toit paternel (Fatherly roof), 1848-1849
Le Poeme de l'ame (Poem of the Soul). Le toit paternel (Fatherly roof), 1848-1849. Found in the Collection of the Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lyon

Background imageReader Collection: Mary Magdalene Reading, c. 1520. Creator: Master of Bruges (active ca 1520)

Mary Magdalene Reading, c. 1520. Creator: Master of Bruges (active ca 1520)
Mary Magdalene Reading, c. 1520. Private Collection

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Photographer

Background imageReader Collection: The letter reader, 1795. Creator: Abraham Delfos

The letter reader, 1795. Creator: Abraham Delfos
The letter reader, 1795

Background imageReader Collection: La Sieste, 1922. Creator: Wegener, Gerda (1886-1940)

La Sieste, 1922. Creator: Wegener, Gerda (1886-1940)
La Sieste, 1922. Found in the collection of the Musee national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

Background imageReader Collection: La Liseuse, 1922. Creator: Vallotton, Felix Edouard (1865-1925)

La Liseuse, 1922. Creator: Vallotton, Felix Edouard (1865-1925)
La Liseuse, 1922. Private Collection

Background imageReader Collection: Gentlemen's Circle in the Reading Room. Scenes of life during the Biedermeier period

Gentlemen's Circle in the Reading Room. Scenes of life during the Biedermeier period. Private Collection

Background imageReader Collection: Book cover design for: Book news: Publisher L.J. Veen, c. 1930, c.1930. Creator: Unknown

Book cover design for: Book news: Publisher L.J. Veen, c. 1930, c.1930. Creator: Unknown
Book cover design for: Book news: Publisher L.J. Veen, c. 1930, c.1930. Design for the catalogue of publishing company L.J. Veen in Amsterdam

Background imageReader Collection: The Scholar at the Lectern (The Father of the Jewish Bride), 1641

The Scholar at the Lectern (The Father of the Jewish Bride), 1641. Creator: Rembrandt van Rhijn (1606-1669)
The Scholar at the Lectern (The Father of the Jewish Bride), 1641. Found in the Collection of the Royal Castle, Warsaw

Background imageReader Collection: La Leçon (Bielle, l'institutrice et Claude Renoir lisant), c. 1906

La Leçon (Bielle, l'institutrice et Claude Renoir lisant), c. 1906. Creator: Renoir, Pierre Auguste (1841-1919)
La Lecon (Bielle, l'institutrice et Claude Renoir lisant), c. 1906. Found in the collection of the Collection Nahmad, Monaco

Background imageReader Collection: Portrait of a Woman, 1640-1645. Creator: Jordaens, Jacob (1593-1678)

Portrait of a Woman, 1640-1645. Creator: Jordaens, Jacob (1593-1678)
Portrait of a Woman, 1640-1645. Found in the collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp

Background imageReader Collection: Le Liseur (The reader), 1892. Creator: Odilon Redon

Le Liseur (The reader), 1892. Creator: Odilon Redon
Le Liseur (The reader), 1892

Background imageReader Collection: The Reader (La Liseuse), 1829. Creator: Steuben, Charles de (1788-1856)

The Reader (La Liseuse), 1829. Creator: Steuben, Charles de (1788-1856)
The Reader (La Liseuse), 1829. Found in the collection of the Musee des Beaux-Arts, Nantes

Background imageReader Collection: Le travail. Creator: Trayer, Jules (1824-1909)

Le travail. Creator: Trayer, Jules (1824-1909)
Le travail. Found in the collection of the Musee des Beaux-Arts, Carcassonne

Background imageReader Collection: Reading Parisian II, 1880. Creator: Edelfelt, Albert Gustaf Aristides (1854-1905)

Reading Parisian II, 1880. Creator: Edelfelt, Albert Gustaf Aristides (1854-1905)
Reading Parisian II, 1880. Found in the collection of the Ateneum, Helsinki

Background imageReader Collection: The sleeping reader. Creator: Ecole Francaise

The sleeping reader. Creator: Ecole Francaise
The sleeping reader

Background imageReader Collection: Reading young woman, 1890s. Creator: Zandomeneghi, Federico (1841-1917)

Reading young woman, 1890s. Creator: Zandomeneghi, Federico (1841-1917)
Reading young woman, 1890s. Private Collection

Background imageReader Collection: An Afternoon on the Porch, 1895. Creator: Corcos, Vittorio Matteo (1859-1933)

An Afternoon on the Porch, 1895. Creator: Corcos, Vittorio Matteo (1859-1933)
An Afternoon on the Porch, 1895. Private Collection

Background imageReader Collection: muscles vs. brain

muscles vs. brain
Michael Allmaier

Background imageReader Collection: The reader

The reader
Kieran O Mahony AIPF

Background imageReader Collection: engrossed in news

engrossed in news
Roswitha Schleicher-Schwarz

Background imageReader Collection: windowlight

windowlight
Michael M

Background imageReader Collection: education before pleasure

education before pleasure
Roswitha Schleicher-Schwarz

Background imageReader Collection: Thoughts in the cloud

Thoughts in the cloud
Michelle Degryse

Background imageReader Collection: Bookworm

Bookworm
Rosana Laiz Blursbyai

Background imageReader Collection: A blind bible reader, Victorian period

A blind bible reader, Victorian period

Background imageReader Collection: Blind bible reader

Blind bible reader

Background imageReader Collection: Gas meter reader

Gas meter reader Date: 19th century

Background imageReader Collection: Gas Meter Reader Victorian period

Gas Meter Reader Victorian period Date: 19th century



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"The Reader: A Journey Through Time and Cultures" In the captivating artwork of Federico Faruffini, we are transported to a world where books hold the power to transport us beyond our reality. The Reader immerses herself in the pages, seeking solace and escape among the old tales that have stood the test of time. Charles Dana Gibson's illustration takes us back to 1900, where a woman finds respite amidst stacks of books. In her search for relief, she discovers that literature has an uncanny ability to soothe even the most troubled souls. Broad Street in Reading, Berkshire invites pedestrians into its semi-pedestrianized realm. Amongst them stands Lloyds Bank, reminding us that readers come from all walks of life – finding sanctuary within their favorite stories regardless of location or profession. From Tampa's cigar factory emerges a reader who defies stereotypes. Amidst his work breaks, he delves into books and newspapers alike - proving that knowledge knows no boundaries nor limitations. In Ethiopia's Bet Medhane Alem (Saviour of the World), we witness a reader engrossed in ancient scriptures. Here lies evidence that reading is not confined by language or culture; it transcends borders as individuals seek enlightenment through written words. A Tibetan Buddhist monk sits serenely at Boudhanath Stupa in Nepal with scriptures spread before him – demonstrating how spiritual seekers find guidance and wisdom through their dedicated reading practices. Creechs Bookshop becomes a haven for bibliophiles - those who revel in exploring shelves upon shelves filled with literary treasures, and is here they discover new worlds waiting between each page turned. Palm-reading takes center stage as we glimpse into early 20th-century mysticism. A Gypsy woman studies a man's palm intently, revealing secrets hidden within lines etched on skin - reminding us that reading extends far beyond just words on paper.