Paton became friends with Millais while at the Royal Academy and this work owes an obvious debt to Millais' composition of two figures in the 1850s (The Return of the Dove, 1851; Huguenot on St.
Two Lovers in a Starlit Garden by Sir Joseph Noel Paton, 1862
© Ashmolean Museum
- Pen & brown ink on paper
- 19.1 x 10.8 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,500 ( Total: £6,000)
- Acquired in:
- Maas Gallery
Bartholomew's Day, 1852; The Black Brunswicker, 1859-60, Liverpool). Paton declined Millais's invitation to join the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood burt remained sympathetic to their aims.
By descent from the artist; The Maas Gallery, 2002.