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Watercolour - Night with her Train of Stars

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1915P100
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1912 - 1912

Maker Information

Artist:Edward Robert Hughes - View biography for Edward Robert Hughes

Notes

The painting's title is derived from W. E Henley's (1849-1903) poem 'Margaritae Sorori'.<>BR<>BR
A late lark twitters from the quiet skies:
And from the west,
Where the sun, his day's work ended,
Lingers as in content,
There falls on the old, gray city
An influence luminous and serene,
A shining peace.
The smoke ascends
In a rosy-and-golden haze. The spires
Shine and are changed. In the valley
Shadows rise. The lark sings on. The sun,
Closing his benediction,
Sinks, and the darkening air
Thrills with a sense of the triumphing night
Night with her train of stars
And her great gift of sleep.
So be my passing!
My task accomplish'd and the long day done,
My wages taken, and in my heart
Some late lark singing,
Let me be gather'd to the quiet west,
The sundown splendid and serene,
Death.

Presented by the Edward Robert Hughes Memorial Committee, 1915.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
Medium:Watercolour, bodycolour and gold medium.
Material(s):Paper

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Dimensions

Height:762 mm
Width:1270 mm