Confidence. Dignity. Self-respect. Beauty.
We say that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. But we can also consider that beauty may likewise be found in the eyes of the beheld. If the eyes in this antique image, likely Victorian or pre-Victorian (the person and year remain a mystery), aren't proof, then we are not truly seeing them. They have a lot to say and they additionally reflect intrinsic confidence, dignity, self-respect, and beauty.
This austere bookmark will be perfect for personal use or as a gift. It definitely has the benefit of not being a run of the mill item.
In their antiquity, many retro and antique images do not reproduce as crisply as crisp newer, modern photos, but reproduce well enough for what they are and are worthy of what they preserve and represent. In this case, the lacy white hat billows up indistinguishably into the top of the photo like ascending clouds.
The bookmark is mounted on black and tasseled. It comes in two sizes: LARGE (approximately 3 and 5/8 x 8 and 1/2 inches) and SMALL (approximately 2 and 1/4 x 5 and 5/8 inches). Tho not laminated, the image surface will be sealed.
Printed or handwritten on each bookmark (artist's choice):
"...and then, it may be that...sometimes...beauty...is in the eye of the beheld, be it a book, or a person." -Debora Grace