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EDWARD COLEY BURNE-JONES

The Rose Garden - Study of Georgiana Burne-Jones
 

The Rose Garden - Study of Georgiana Burne-Jones, 1862

Medium:
Red chalk on cream-toned paper.
Dimensions:
223mm x 148mm
Provenance:
Presented by Subscribers, 1903.

Accession Number:

1904P57

Description:

Full-length figure holding book in her right hand.

 

Bibliography:

A E Whitley. Catalogue of Drawings. Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery: 1939. p. 66.
Penelope Fitzgerald. Edward Burne-Jones: A Biography. Michael Joseph, London: 1975. p. 49.
Elisa Korb with John Christian and Tessa Sidey.Hidden Burne-Jones Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery. Dan Giles, Ltd., London: 2007. p. 78, B597.

Research Information:

This drawing is a study for the painting of 'The Rose Garden', 1862 (Private Collection). The figure in the oil was modelled by Georgiana Burne-Jones, as she stands before the rose trellis at Red House, Bexleyheath, Kent, home of William Morris. This was the original concept for the first panel in a series of drawings and paintings based on the Story of St. George, of the Princess Sabra reading in a walled garden. See also 1904P58.