The Acceptance World
Descriptive / evocative references to paintings real or imagined feature throughout the twelve-volume cycle of novels "A Dance to the Music of Time", by Anthony Powell. Powell . The events and characters of the third novel in the sequence "The Acceptance World", are remembered as some time has gone by.
The appearance of Jean Templar reminds the book's narrator Nicholas Jenkins of the black-haired girl half-sitting to the right of centre of Femmes d'alger dans leur appartement by the French Romantic painter Eugène Delacroix.