Reading by a Window (date not known). Federico Zandomeneghi (Italian Oil on canvas. Like his close friend Edgar Degas, he was primarily a figure painter, although Zandomeneghi’s work was more sentimental in character than Degas’.
(just finished this; Slavery has existed since time began and continues today.) 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' author Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose anti-slavery writing inflamed sectional tension before the Civil War.