Pygmalion and the Image: IV - The Soul Attains

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Edward Burne-Jones

c.1833-c.1898

English , Aesthetic painter, illustrator, designer and tapestry designer

Pygmalion and the Image: IV - The Soul Attains

1875-1878

99 x 76.3 cms | 38 3/4 x 30 ins
Oil on canvas

Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

Birmingham | United Kingdom

Speechless he stood, but she now drew anear,
Simple and sweet as she was wont to be,
And once again her silver voice rang clear,
Filling his soul with great felicity;
And thus she spoke, Wilt thou not come to me,
O dear companion of my new-found life,
For I am called thy lover and thy wife'.

-- William Morris, The Earthly Paradise

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