The Eve of St. Agnes. (Painted in 1857, from the Larger Picture of 1848.), (painting)
Hunt, W. Holman
Hunt (copy after)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 90 (Sale info: For Sale).
One of the three originators of pre-Raffaelitism. "They glide, like phantoms, into the wide hall;/ Like phantoms to the iron porch they glide,/ Where lay the porter, in uneasy sprawl,/ With a huge empty flagon by his side:/ The wakeful bloodhound rose and shook his hide,/ But his sagacious eye an inmate owns;/ By one, and one, the bolts full easy slide;--/The chains lie silent on the foot-worn stones;/ The key turns and the door upon its hinges groans." Keat's "Eve of St. Agnes." [P. 10.]
American Exhibition of British Art. Oil Pictures and Water Colours. 1857. W.H. Tinson, Printer, 43 and 45 Centre St., N.Y.