The Invitation [The Letter] (1896). Władysław Czachórski (Polish, 1850-1911). Oil on canvas.
Czachórski features a well-dressed young woman seated in a French Louis XVI style chair, holding a letter in one hand and a small bouquet of flowers in her lap. The young woman displays a charming innocence; a sweet smile plays upon her lips. The variety of fabrics in the room - from her pink satin embroidered dress, to the burgundy and navy oriental rug on the table - characterize the eclecticism prevalent in interior decoration during this era.