‘He Never Told His Love’

Figure descriptions
A bearded man leans against a hearth and gazes over his shoulder toward a young man and a young woman who converse in a separate space. Directly behind the bearded man, a small book is propped open on the seat of an arm chair. An open newspaper lies on the floor by his feet. Next to it, a waste paper basket is filled with crumpled papers. In the background, a young woman with a full skirt plays at an upright piano; a young man stands at her side looking down on her. Artwork hangs on the walls. The background scene is composed of thin lines, sparse detail, and light tones; it contrasts with the foreground scene, which is composed of rich, shaded blacks. 2/3 page contained within a single-ruled border.