After Sir John Everett Millais (British, Southampton 1829–1896 London)
Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd. (London)
Knoedler and Co.
Mixed method engraving
image: 22 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. (57.2 x 44.4 cm) plate: 27 9/16 x 21 15/16 in. (70 x 55.8 cm) sheet: 29 7/8 x 23 3/4 in. (75.9 x 60.4 cm)
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959
Not on view
Standing in an interior next to potted tree in bud, a man dressed in a coat takes the hands of a woman and waits for her answer. His garb and trunk indicates that he is about to leave on a journey, while the tree symbolize the couple's future relationship. Based on a painting exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1877 (no.409), now in aprivate collection.
Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings
Inscription: Signatures of Millais and Cousins, and the title in graphite
Oklahoma City Museum of Art. "Artist as Narrator: Nineteenth Century Narrative Art in England and France," September 8, 2005–November 27, 2005.
Alfred Whitman Whitman, Alfred, Nineteenth Century Mezzotiners: Samuel Cousins. London, 1904, cat. no. 224.