A classical scene depicting an emotional moment between lovers in a lush garden, filled with flowering plants and trees. The young man, with short fair hair and pale yellow robes, sits at one end of a carved stone seat, his face turned away from his lover, holding a section of his robe up to his mouth. The young woman with deep red hair in a bun at the back of her head, wearing white robes, leans forward towards him with one arm on his shoulder. Yellow fabric is draped over the top of the seat on the right. In the background to the left is a carved stone fountain surrounded by yellow iris and overshadowed by a bush of pink roses. A single stem of bright orange lilies stands in the bottom right corner, and orange, white and yellow poppies dot the foreground and the grass in the distance.
Where to see this painting?
Manchester City Galleries
Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, M2 3JL
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