Thank you Louise, with The Storyteller’s Abode, for our photo prompt this week!
Women are important to a culture for social and biological reasons. There is a long list of extraordinary women in history, mythology and literature. We know of these women from many sources including sculpture and paintings.
Mr Peter Halley, a tea planter of Assam had realized his social and financial aspirations and he displayed his position and wealth as per the traditions of the age. A portrait of Lady Ruth Halley decorated his morning room in the Victorian style bungalow he had built on his plantation.
The complete portrait was revealed only on certain occasions – when Peter wished to remind Ruth of her unspeakable past. The back of the painting revealed another painting of Ruth – promiscuously displaying her physical attributes in nude.
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