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...


    Image compilation and clarification by Plumleaves

    plaisanter~, Martin LaBar, and 12 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Martin LaBar 41 months ago | reply

      Hmmm. That's quite a story.

    2. MyLiliesMyLo 33 months ago | reply

      "Foam and blood"?! Yikes!

    3. Plum leaves 33 months ago | reply

      Quite heat wrenching and dramatic!

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