John Everett Millais, 'Love'

John Everett Millais, 'Love'

John Everett Millais (1829-96)
'Love'
About 1862
Pen and ink and blue watercolour wash, probably touched with watercolour
Museum no. 178-1894

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.