A Dream of Love

A Dream of Love

Edward Poynter

Wood engraving by Joseph Swain.

5 x 4½ inches

Once a Week, 7 (Jun–Dec, 1862):p.393.

An illustration to a short story by D. Richmond. The author’s dream is a reverie of divine inspiration, but Poynter’s languid femme recalls the sexually-charged imagery of women by Frederick Sandys and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The intensely detailed interior reflects the influence of Pre-Raphaelite verisimilitude.

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