|‘The Appointment’, a domestic scene with a woman reading a letter, oil on canvas, monogrammed by the artist Rebecca Solomon, 1861, in a gilded composition frame.
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|This painting depicts a female figure standing before the hearth holding a letter. The mantel is covered with a plush fringed valance, with oriental ceramics and a mantel clock under a glass dome. The large ornate gilded mirror on the mantel allows the viewer to see further detail in the room, including gilt framed paintings and a large iron and glass light fitting. It also shows an open door with a stairwell visible in the distance, and the face of a male figure entering the room. The woman, who is dressed as though she has just returned home, is wearing black garments which suggest she may be in mourning. She also has a red cloth at her wrist and a white bonnet. There is a letter rack on the wall to the left of the composition.