The loosey lines of this sketch indicate that it is a very early drawing for the painting 'The Long Engagement' (1902P13). It already contains the basic elements of the composition: a young woman clasping her lover's hand and gazing at the bark of a tree.

  • Presented by John N Bunney and Miss S E Bunney, 1998.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
- Arthur Hughes -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
original design for picture / by Arthur Hughes
Inscription reverse Handwritten - pencil.
panel 36-9
Inscription - - -


Gabriel Cyril Bunney.

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Name Type
Gabriel Bunney Belonged to

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