21 September 2017

eugen spiro

Another Persephone ancestor, painted by the well-known German painter Eugen Spiro (1874-1972) in about 1918. The painting still exists but this is a postcard, evidently made by the proud parents. It’s a sweet portrait of the ancestor (always a great reader, hence the book) but isn’t the proportion of the table a bit wonky? The legs look absolutely enormous in comparison with hers!