Damon and Aglae

Simeon Solomon (1840-1905)

Exhibited: Royal Academy, 1866, No. 555.

Oil on canvas?

35 x 23 1/2 inches, 89 x 60 cm.

In the Sotheby's catalogue, the following lines accompany the painting, presumably from the RA catalogue:

"Sweet for a little even to fear and sweet,
O Love! to lay down fear as Love's fair feet;
Shall not some fiery memory of his breath
Lie sweet on lips that touch th elips of death?
Yet leave me not; yet if thou wilt, be free;
Love me no more, but love my love of thee,
Love where thou wilt, and live thy life; and I,
One thing I can, and one Love cannot die."
— Swinburne