As W.J. Strachan (Connoisseur, April 1974) observes, there are a number of drawings by Meadows which explore the idea of soft shapes under pressure or crushed between compact and solid forms. This is also the theme of his monumental sculpture for the Eastern Counties Newspapers building at Norwich. Strachan also notes Meadows's preoccupation with 'contrasting mat and highly polished metal', which is another feature of Lovers.
The Tate Gallery 1984-86: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1988, p.530, reproduced
W.J. Strachan, 'The Sculptor and his Drawings 2. Bernard Meadows', Connoisseur, vol.185, April 1974, pp.288-93
Alan Bowness, Bernard Meadows: Sculpture and Drawings, Much Hadham and London 1995, p.145, reproduced pl.112 in colour