St Agnes' Eve, the night before the saint's feast day on 21 January, was traditionally a time when young women might dream successfully of the perfect lover provided they slept naked as did the original martyr saint.

Siddal is inspired by Tennyson's version of the legend which describes a nun yearning to meet her heavenly 'bridegroom'.

Provenance

Owned by Christina Rossetti; then on her death by descent from Dante Gabriel's brother, William Rossetti.


Wightwick Manor

Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV6 8EE
01902 761400
Website

Opening times

Please check National Trust website for full details of opening hours.



Exhibitions at Wightwick Manor

Back to top