As mentioned in an earlier post, I got my inspiration for the characters of A Spirited Manor from oil paintings (okay, and a couple photographs... and a mug shot...) through the ages, and I thought that I would share them with you. Below is the inspiration for Clara O'Hare, our young widow and star of the story.
This painting is entitled Miranda and was created by Sir Frank Dicksee in 1878.
My mind is actually kind of blown as I type this, because as I was doing some research to find links for this post, I just discovered this is Miranda from Shakespeare's The Tempest. One of my other projects is based upon another Shakespeare play, and one of Sir Frank Dicksee's other paintings has been hanging over my desk for months. Dicksee? I have a feeling you and I would love ALL the same movies.