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|Collection:||Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture|
|Date:||1859 - 1859|
|Artist:||Arthur Hughes - View biography for Arthur Hughes|
As a poorly paid cleric, he is perhaps too poor to marry or become engaged, as the young woman's hand displays no engagement ring. The length of their courtship is indicated by the ivy having grown over her name, Amy, which was cut long ago into the tree.
|Presented by the Executors of Dr Edwin T Griffiths, 1902.|
|Production Period:||19th century|
|Medium:||Oil on canvas.|