Inspired by Alfred Tennyson’s poem ‘The Princess, A Medley’ (1847):
O Swallow, flying from the golden woods,
Fly to her, and pipe and woo her, and make her mine,
And tell her, tell her, that I follow thee.
Herbert Gustave Schmalz was an English painter. He studied with many of the Pre-Raphaelites, and is considered to be strongly associated with that group of artists.