George Baxter, after E.H. Corbould

George Baxter, after E.H. Corbould

George Baxter (1804-1867), after E.H. Corbould (1815-1905)
'Summer Time – 'Half Light, Half Shade She Stood'',
1856
Baxter print
Museum no.E.3078-1932
Bequeathed by Francis William Baxter

The title refers to 'The Gardener's Daughter' (1842), a poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. In it, the daughter tenderly replaces the branch of a rose, blown across a path during a storm. In drawing a link between nature and female beauty the poem inspired many works of art.