As a man crouches in wait to spring a flower on her, she doesn’t even look up.
Yup, nothing really seems to have changed beyond the nineteenth century garments.
Glaswegian Peter Russell spotted the ‘iPhone’ on a visit to the museum in Munich where the painting – The Expected One by Ferdinand George Waldmüller – hangs.
The big change is that in 1850 or 1860, every single viewer would have identified the item that the girl is absorbed in as a hymnal or prayer book.
Today, no one could fail to see the resemblance to the scene of a teenage girl absorbed in social media on their smartphone.