Following up on my Tribe of Readers post; inspired by a round-up of people reading, depicted in art: o silêncio dos livros , via Art Sparker via Cláudia (thanks!).
Most of these aren't exactly real life, but I still like them.
Bed and Board (Domicile Conjugal, 1970), Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Claude Jade
Tomb of Eleanor of Aquitaine (and husband Henry II), 1204--Good News, indeed: we get to read when we're dead.
Lee Miller and Tanja Ramm, by Theodore Miller
Scenes From a Marriage (1973), Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson
William Shatner. OK, he's not in bed, and it seems he's studying his script so that's work, not pleasure; but anyway, he's on his back.
Me! This past winter.