The Proposal

Figure descriptions
A young woman with light hair and a light-coloured dress sits on a garden bench and reads a letter. She has an open book in her lap. The young woman is surrounded by three women of varying ages. An old woman holds the young woman’s hand and rests her other hand on an open book. A middle-aged woman embraces the young woman and holds her hand up as she looks into her eyes. A young woman with dark hair and a dark dress stands behind the three women. She wears a wide-brimmed hat and holds an object over her shoulder. The four women are gathered under the canopy of a large tree. There are additional trees and rose bushes around the garden, and a large house stands in the distance. Full page.