The obscured faces of this ever-popular painting add to its mystery. Whilst the ages of the couple are unknown, the touching pose and intimacy of the composition seems to appeal to everyone.

Whilst the overall appearance of the painting is one of calm, on closer inspection a vibrant and clashing palette of colours is lurking.The printed text on the cardboard ‘LARGE MIRROR – FRAGILE’ works on another level where it could imply that the characters are in a reflective mood, or time of life, or alternatively invites the viewer to reflect on their own relationships.