Two Lovers in a Starlit Garden by Sir Joseph Noel Paton

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.


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.

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