The Rendezvous

painting by Arthur Hughes

A beautiful lady in a green dress appears to having a secret rendezvous with someone in a garden. The drab figure has the face of a women but is wearing the clothing of a man. This intriguing oil on canvas painting was completed by the famous English artist Arthur Hughes (1832-1915).

The lady is carrying a book and appears fully in the light. The gentleman appears in a drab colored garment with his hat in his hand. He remains in the shadow of a large tree trunk but is given a somewhat hopeful air by a bush full of bright white flowers. The garden behind them has more trees and a more sunny atmosphere.