The painting illustrates the poem of the same title.

She holds an apple and a dart and is surrounded by butterflies, a bluebird, roses and honeysuckle. Signed with initials in circular monogram.


Commissioned by J Mitchell of Manchester in 1864. Sold with Mr Mitchell's collection at Christie's in 1885. Resold at Christie's in 1887 and again in 1894.

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

East Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3AA
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