The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin City (Section 7)

Section 7 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 7

Section 7

(panels 13 to 16)


These delicates he heap’d with glowing hand
She still beheld,
Now wide awake, the vision of her sleep
‘Tis dark; quick pattereth the  flaw-blown sleet'
This is no dream, my bride, my Madeline!


Porphyro prepares a feast of rare delicacies for Madeline. Madeline awakens and, when she sees Porphyro before her, she thinks she is still dreaming.






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