Poe's Short Stories

As the painter in "The Oval Painter" completed his work,his---

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As the painter completed the portrait, he turned to see that his subject had died.

And then the brush was given, and then the tint was placed; and, for one moment, the painter stood entranced before the work which he had wrought; but in the next, while he yet gazed, he grew tremulous and very pallid, and aghast, and crying with a loud voice, ‘This is indeed Life itself!’ turned suddenly to regard his beloved: — She was dead!”


The Oval Painter