The narrator arrives at the stone house in the rain in the middle of the night. The masonry of the house was old.
The narrator enters the bedroom and sees a painting of a woman. The narrator was enchanted by the eclat that was the painting and finds a book about its artist and story.
The narrator lays in bed and reads about the painter's wife. The narrator is enveloped by the story.
The painter, who had great dexterity, asks his wife to be his model for the painting. His wife agrees.
The painter is so vigorously working on his portrait that doesn't notice his wife is dying. He has been painting for so long and is so focused on his work that he forgot to stop to let his wife eat and sleep.
Are you done yet? I am hungry
After he was finished, the painter finally noticed that ghastly sight of his dead wife.