Monday, March 25, 2013

Lovers by a Rosebush 1848

This drawing is an adaption of figures in 'Youth', one of six decorative lunettes by Millais. The image also invites comparison with the poem 'My Beautiful Lady' by Thomas Woolner, published in The Germ in 1850. Another drawing was however used in the final publication. It has been suggested that this drawing inspired the Woolner poem (Malcolm Warner).

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