The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin City (Section 4)

Section 4 The Eve of Saint Agnes (1924)

Dublin City Gallery Hugh Lane, Charlemont House, Parnell Sq., Dublin.  Window: 1, Number of Lights 10,  Date 1924. Map   Web

Section 4

Section 4
(panels 9 and 10)


Madeline, Saint Agnes charmed maid
With silver taper light and pious care
Full on this casement shone the wintry moon
And threw warm gules on Madeline’s fair breast

Angela conceals herself and Porphyro while Madeline prepares for bed. Porphyro gazes at Madeline while she sleeps with the moon shining on her breast.




Photo credit: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane - Text © by Lucy Costigan