Italy, b.1780, d.1858
Ego Dormio Et Cor Meum Vigilat
- Sir Joseph Kinsey bequest
- 242 x 175mm
Tags: buildings (structures), cross-hatching, draperies (curtains), monochrome, mountains, people (agents), putti (motifs), sleeping, trees, wreaths (costume accessories)
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.