Sunday, October 2, 2011

John Everett Millais - The Eve of St Agnes: Interior at Knole near Sevenoaks




taken from Keats' evocative poem of the same name

3 comments:

The Victorian Librarian said...

The dress around her feet is intriguing; it is as though she is standing in a pool of water.

The colouring and style of this work also reminds me of Arthur Rackham's fairytale illustrations.

It's so beautiful - the first time I've ever seen it.

Hermes said...

I agree that dress is extroadinary. Its a print in the V&A.

Marigold Lott said...

At the Golden Globes this year, a lot of the dresses reminded me of this one. Not at the neck but at the feet. Sort of looks like a mermaid or sea nymph.