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EDWARD COLEY BURNE-JONES

Caricature - Goblin Wrestler
 

Caricature - Goblin Wrestler, 1880 - 1885

Medium:
Pencil on paper.
Dimensions:
182mm x 114mm
Provenance:
Purchased in 1980.

Accession Number:

1980P39

Description:

Drawing of a goblin with webbed hands and feet, bare torso, wearing the loincloth of a wrestler.

 

Exhibition History

2007-08 Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery; Leighton House Museum, London

Bibliography:

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, B39.

Research Information:

Drawings, such as 'Goblin Wrestler', were produced countless times by Burne-Jones from his early childhood. He did not begin creating these images on a larger scale until the mid-to-late 1860s, after he had children. These humourous drawings were intended for children, but also amused him.