Love Dreaming by the Sea

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A youthful, nude, male angel sits on a rock with his eyes closed. The image is painted in light washes with golden highlights.

The work was commissioned by George Powell (1842–1882). An undated letter from the artist to Powell consults the patron about the composition: ‘would you like the ruined temple background to your “Love” or the sea + sky that we spoke of elsewhere – will you kindly let me have a line as it is being begun’.

Aberystwyth University School of Art Museum and Galleries



Love Dreaming by the Sea




watercolour with gold ink highlights on paper mounted on a wooden stretcher


H 36 x W 26.5 cm

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bequeathed by George Powell, 1882

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Aberystwyth University School of Art Museum and Galleries

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