Section 4 The Eve of Saint Agnes (1924)
(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