Bas Relief with two kissing angels by Eleanor Mercer. Exhibted 1899 Arts and Crafts Exhibition. A quite erotic depiction of love in heaven, even more explict than that which the mourner fantasizes in Rossetti's poem "The Blessed Damozel" [text] and the painted version of it. Here a clothed female angel kisses and embraces a nude male figure with wings. The legend reads: "There have been [those] who have found it."— George P. Landow

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"Arts and Crafts." Studio. 18 (1899): 269.

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