Sunday, October 2, 2011

John Everett Millais - Love c. 1862

Pen and ink and blue watercolour wash, probably touched with watercolour

Millais made this image for an illustrated edition of 'Poets of the Nineteenth Century', published by the Dalziel brothers in 1857. It illustrates the poem of the same name by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, written in 1798-9, which describes a lovers' midnight meeting.


Kimberly Eve said...

One of my favorites...thank you!

Hermes said...

Thank you Kimberly, I don't actually remember seeing it before. But my head is a bit clearer today and I've been hunting through the V&A.