The Lady in Milton's Comus

WAG 2500


A landscape at night. In the top right corner, the moon can just be seen appearing through the dark clouds, casting strong moonlight on the clouds parting around it. The light illuminates the face and front of a seated female figure in the lower left foreground, who looks up at the moon. Her left hand is raised with the palm out and her right arm is outstretched in front of her. She wears a long white gown, belted around her waist, with a sash or shawl across her right thigh. About two-thirds of the canvas is dominated by dark trees; on the lower right hand side in the distance is a body of water, the horizon is slightly lit by the moonlight.