Chatham Place Blackfriars, London, England CALMG : 1949.125.34 drawing

St Agnes Eve 1852-60 by Elizabeth Siddal.

This drawing shows a young woman with long flowing hair kneeling in prayer, her arms outstretched and resting on the parapet of a balcony or bridge upon which stands the figure of an angel. The work interprets the following lines; 'one Lady...Whose heart brooded...On love, and wing'd St Agnes' saintly care, As she had heard old dames full many times declare...

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