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EDWARD COLEY BURNE-JONES

Beauty and the Beast Ceramic Tile- The Merchant's Daughter, known as Beauty
 

Beauty and the Beast Ceramic Tile- The Merchant's Daughter, known as Beauty, 1863 - 1864

Medium:
Earthenware of polychrome enamels and tin glaze.
Provenance:
Presented by Alan Green, 1980.

Accession Number:

1980M42.2

Description:

Square-shaped, flat panel, painted with the figure of a woman with long red/gold hair. She wears a white robe trimmed with gold flowers. Her right hand is raised and holds a rose, amidst a background of green foliage. Border to 3 sides.

 

Bibliography:

Richard Myers and Hilary Myers. William Morris Tiles. Richard Dennis, Somerset: 1996. pl. 18b.

Research Information:

This design is also known as a stained glass panel of 3/4 length. There are version in the Vand A (C 323-323A - 1927), illustrated in A. Briggs, 1962, 'William Morris Selected Writings & Designs', pl .52 and 53. Accoringly to the Myers' text, in the summer of 1863, Burne-Jones charged Morris, Marshall Faulkner & Co £6 for, ' set of subjects for tiles Beauty and the Beast'.