Edmund Blair Leighton. Olivia, exhibited in 1888.

By permission of the Folger Shakespeare Library

"Have you any commission from your lord to negotiate with my face? You are now out of your text: but we will draw the curtain and show you the picture" (Twelfth Night, Act I, Scene v). Leighton's Olivia was shown in 1888 in an exhibition of twenty-one paintings sponsored by the newspaper Graphic. The series of pictures was entitled Shakespeare's Heroines.