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EDWARD COLEY BURNE-JONES

Chaucer's 'Legend of Good Women' - Amor and Alcestis
 

Chaucer's 'Legend of Good Women' - Amor and Alcestis, 1864

Medium:
Pencil, pen and sepia wash on toned paper, laid down.
Dimensions:
465mm x 490mm
Inscription:
Imago Amoris/ let nimbus quite [cut off]/ Imago Alcestis Martyris/ in black letters/ lining/ lining/ lining/ lining
Provenance:
Presented by Subscribers, 1903.

Accession Number:

1904P520

Description:

Design of two figures in medieval garden, on the left the winged Amoris, and on the right Alcestis with flowing hair.

 

Exhibition History

1980 Fitzwilliam Museum
1984 Whitworth Art Gallery

Bibliography:

A E Whitley. Catalogue of Drawings. Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery: 1939. p. 133.
A C Sewter . The Stained Glass of William Morris and His Circle. Yale University Press, New Haven: 1975. Vol. II: pp. 45, 207.
Richard Myers and Hilary Myers. William Morris Tiles. Richard Dennis, Somerset: 1996. fig. 126.
John Christian and Stephen Wildman. Edward Burne-Jones: Victorian Artist-Dreamer. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: 1998. p. 97.
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. 64, B60.

Research Information:

This is one of seven designs at BMAG, six of which were used for the bay window of the Combination Room at Peterhouse College, Cambridge, 1869.