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Tom Scott ‘Autumn Leaves’ 1902, Watercolour on card

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Tom Scott RSA [Scottish, painter, primarily a watercolourist, 1854-1927]

 

Illustration for a poem about lovers plans to meet under an autumn tree:

 

“Autumn Leaves” (1902) by J.B. Selkirk

 

...Thus as she pleaded, through the wood

A horse sprang riderless, and stood

Splashed to the girths in foam and blood

The shuddering winds about it calling:

With quivering flanks and face of pain

It shook a broken bridle rein

 

Where autumn leaves were falling...

 

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Image compilation and clarification by Plumleaves

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Taken on October 18, 2011