Frank Cadogan Cowper was an English painter and illustrator of portraits, historical and literary scenes, and can reasonably be described as the last of the Pre-Raphaelites.
career began after the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood had broken up, and
the core artists had largely abandoned the style, but despite a style
that was seen as deeply regressive at the time, Cowper was able to
produce several works of great inspiration. His style is indebted to Millais
and Rossetti, and indeed, his finest works can be compared to models by
the previous two artists. Additionally, his portraiture can at times
recall Waterhouse, as with his painting The Patient Griselda.
I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine: There sleeps Titania sometime of the night, Lull’d in these flowers with dances and delight (X)