The Best Of The Worst
Why on earth is her swordfight happening outside of the frame?!
No, the woman is not laughing, it’s only the way H. J. Ward always paint them.
She is grabbing one of a pair of crossed swords displayed over the fireplace
Hugh Joseph Ward.
Also, what good is a sword that bends backward like that?!
In case it wasn’t clear from the above, it’s a Ward cover as per David Saunders’ Ward checklist.
It’s not – she’s grabbing it off the wall, where it’s crossed over another as a ceremonial display.
Assuming your question is serious…
She’s reaching for one of the two swords mounted over the mantle, not fighting.
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