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The black-and-white woodcut is centred on the page within a heavy black rectangular border. In the foreground is a dark-haired woman seated on a hill, reading. She holds a book in her lap with her left hand while her right hand supports her forehead as she looks down upon the page. She’s wearing a plain dress with a ruffled collar and puffed sleeves. She’s seated upon a grassy knoll scattered with flowers. Behind and below the figure is a rural village made up of small buildings with white walls and dark rooftops with chimneys. In the background, beyond the village, is a terraced hill occasionally interspersed with trees and clouds behind. On the furthest hill sits a solitary barn.