Charles West Cope, 'Hope Deferred'

Charles West Cope, 'Hope Deferred'

Charles West Cope (1811-1890)
'Hope Deferred'
1877
Etching with pencil
Museum no. 29325.4

In the original image lines from the poem 'Love' by Samuel Taylor Coleridge are etched beneath. Discarded gloves are complex but significant motifs in Victorian art, signifying absent-mindedness, compromised virtue or challenge.