Art and Antiques
EDWARD COLEY BURNE-JONES
Astrologia - Profile Study of Augusta Jones, 1865
- Red chalk over pencil.
- 483mm x 350mm
- Presented by Subscribers, 1903.
Head of a young woman seen in profile, turned to the left.
2007-08 Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery; Leighton House Museum, London
A E Whitley. Catalogue of Drawings. Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery: 1939. p. 104.
Russell Ash. Sir Edward Burne-Jones. Pavilion, London: 1993. Pl. 2.
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. 63, B202.
This is a study of an early favourite model of Burne-Jones in the mid-1860s, Augusta Jones. In left profile, it is possibly an early study of her made in preparation for 'Astrologia', a gouache of 1865 now in a private collection. She was also the model for Princess Sabra in the first oil painting of the St George Series, 'The Princess in the Garden' (1866, Musee d'Orsay, Paris).