Country House

Based on "Kelmscott Manor, Oxfordshire" by Maria Spartali Stillman.  No real basis for this one, I just like the contrast of colours.  

Evelina

Background is "Malvern Hall" by John Constable.  Foreground is "Clarissa" by John Everett Millais.  The text is from Frances Burney's novel Evelina because I couldn't find a passage from Lovelace that really went with the final product.

Garden Courtship

Centre image is a detail from "Flirtation" by Charles Frederic Joseph Soulacroix.  Brushes are courtesy of the Fifth Muse Brush Gallery (see disclaimers for specifics).  The text is from "Ae Fond Kiss" by Robert Burns, which seemed to fit.

Lady in Waiting

Background is "The Empress Eugenie Surrounded by her Ladies in Waiting" by Franz Xavier Winterhalter.  Foreground is "Madchenbildnis" by Eugene de Blaas.  I had originally intended to enlarge a detail from the background, but then I found the de Blaas and thought it was a better choice.  The idea for this came after sifting through too many historical romance novels where the heroine is, inevitably, an attendant on some great lady.

  

The Ruins

Based on "Eldena Ruin" by Caspar David Friedrich.  Brushes are courtesy of the Fifth Muse Brush Gallery (see disclaimers for specifics).  The idea for this quasi-Gothic image comes courtesy of Edgar Allan Poe.

The Squire's Daughter

Background is "Parham's Mill in Dorset" by John Constable.  Foreground is "The Nest" by John Everett Millais.  Honestly?  This one happened after reading too much Thomas Hardy; no specific reference comes to mind, but it and the title scream "Hardy" to me (and as for who the Squire's daughter is ... you choose).