"In the Car" (1963) by Roy Lichtenstein. Oil on Canvas 180.6 x 212.5 cm National Gallery of Scotland.

This painting is one of a series from the early 1960s in which Lichtenstein deals with the theme of romance. He would paint his works on a monumental scale, much enlarged from his original source material of comic-strip illustrations. This work is based on an image from the comic Girls' Romances.

The original illustration included a thought bubble which read, "I vowed to myself I would not miss my appointment - That I would not go riding with him - Yet before I knew it…".