Berdino Consorti

Italy, b.1780, d.1858

Ego Dormio Et Cor Meum Vigilat

  • Etching
  • Sir Joseph Kinsey bequest
  • 242 x 175mm
  • 73/197

Compare British Museum item number 1868,0822.1890

The text is from the Song of Solomon, chapter five, verse two:

I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.