Oct 29, 2010
In the 1890s, Toulouse-Lautrec painted a number of works showing lesbians kissing in bed. This painting, "The Bed" (1893), is probably part of that series, though the gender of the bedheads is arguably ambiguous and he may in fact be portraying a boy and a girl.
In any event, this is among the first Western paintings to show two adult human beings sleepily together in bed. Sshh.