Travelling Companions Postcard
A postcard of Travelling Companions, a painting on display in the Round Room in Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, by Augustus Leopold Egg, created in 1862.
The painting depicts a mirror image of identically dressed women They face each other in the confined space of a railway carriage from which a view of the sunlit coast near Meudon in southern France can be seen. The movement of the train is suggested by the swinging tassel of the window blind. One figure dozes, the other reads, perhaps depicting a modern version of 'Industry and Idleness'.