The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin City (Section 5)

Section 5 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 5 (panel 11) The eleventh panel breaks with the narrative and depicts Porphyro playing a lute, while observed by a man and woman in medieval costume. The woman wields a knife and the man has his hand on his sword. A second man in the corner has fallen asleep but still holds a glass of wine in his hand. The panel is decorated with flowers.       


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