Must it be?

Figure descriptions
A woman sits at a table and cries into a handkerchief. She rests both elbows on the table and buries her face in the handkerchief. A closed book sits on the table in front of her. A young woman stands and looks over at the first woman from behind. The young woman places her hands on the first woman’s chair on the arm and back rest. A man stands in a doorway in the background. He enters the room and holds a quill in his hand. The three figures occupy a domestic space. It contains a table and a chair, a chest of drawers, and two shelves. White cloths cover the chest and the table. There is an oval mirror on the shelf. Framed art hangs on the wall. 1/2-page illustration contained within a single-ruled border.