In honor of staying up way-way-way too late yet again to finish a book, I give you The Bookworm by Arthur Paunzen. Something about the enormous stacks of books crowding the figure just speaks to me. Also his complete disregard for the huge spider over his head. Now that I would likely notice. I will endeavor to go to sleep earlier from now on, but I’m sure some book will inevitably keep me up.
Arthur Paunzen, Austrian, 1890-1940, The Bookworm, 1920, drypoint. Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Burton Emmett Collection, 58.1.1774.