Auguste Toulmouche: Dans la bibliothèque, 1872
I ran into this picture on Pinterest (ha!), but it's taken from Wiki. I would have totally worn that dress (plus some short sleeves, that is), and I would have totally read like that, and stood like that, because I already have - see my profile picture. As a Whovian, I imagine this would be the time-traveller me. I can guarantee you I'd go straight for the bookcase.
And now I want a bookcase like that, too. And to wear that hairstyle.
I love those books haphazardly left open on the chair. I do that, too, even though it's bad for the books. I just never have enough bookmarks.