Albert Moore was the brother of the marine painter, Henry Moore (not to be confused with the sculptor). Like Lord Leighton's Flaming June the subject is an orange-robed, sleeping woman. Both paintings are a celebration of the colour orange. The dark blue background sets off the orange of the robes, echoed in the garland of orange flowers. There appear to be hints of purple in the shadows of the folds of fabric. The fans suggest the heat of midsummer.