Where There’s A Will… by Laura Frantz | Oct 31, 2013 | Uncategorized Where There’s A Will Edmund Blair Leighton, 1892 6 Comments Jennifer Zarifeh Major on November 1, 2013 at 11:42 am Contestant #1: “This is Door Number One? Oh…is there a door that has a swarthy Shawnee babe and a half? Because this man is rathah chalky.” Announcer: Door Number Four has an, umm swarthy Shawnee man.” Contestant #1: “Splendid! Then give me THAT key and I shall be on my way…does he have a pair of breeches? What about a musket?” Announcer: “Yes, and he’s wearing a…” Contestant #1: “…a red shirt?!?!?!” Announcer: “Please stop screaming, Miss.” laurafrantz on November 1, 2013 at 2:17 pm LOL, Jennifer, You are my JOY break for the day! Always a joy to share a post and a Friday with you!! Screaming in tandem with you ;)! Carla Gade on November 1, 2013 at 12:54 pm I just love Edmund Blair Leighton paintings! There’s always a story behind them. So glad you found your doll. Have a blessed day! laurafrantz on November 1, 2013 at 2:19 pm Carla, I do believe Leighton is a favorite :). Not surprised you like him, too. He brings the past to life so vividly and with such color and feeling IMHO :). I’d have loved to have climbed into his artistic head! Thanks for the thumbs up on Felicity Frantz! And have a blessed weekend yourself! Carissa on November 1, 2013 at 3:50 pm To me this painting hints at a relationship that was forbidden by the young woman’s father. Because the young man was of a different social class and she was sneaking out to meet him. laurafrantz on November 1, 2013 at 7:02 pm Carissa, Love your thoughts. You are very astute. I think it’s a forbidden relationship, too. The little details draw me right in – her watchful, wary expression, the key in her hand, her lovely dress and slippers, etc. He is quite handsome! Oftentimes men in these romantic paintings look too dandified to me. But my, our hero here looks like he can row that boat ;). Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I am so tempted to turn this into a story!