Théodore Rousseau: The Forest in Winter at Sunset


Little Red Riding Hood square in the frame

Placed last it’s only her who must remain

Level the trees, clean the brush, desert stays

Basket of goodies the virgin displays

She too exits the scene, swaddled alive

A gilded wood frame, white Sahara light


—Howard Hain


https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/438816


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