A single photogravure, from a leather bound portfolio of 91 photogravures of original paintings. The folio is signed by Edward Burne-Jones' son, Philip. It is one of an edition 200.The original watercolour from which this photogravure is taken is in the collection of the Museo de Arte, Ponce, Puerto Rico.

The original watercolour on which this photogravure is based, is the second painting of the very first series of the 'Legend of the Briar Rose' (the fairy tale 'Sleeping Beauty') that Burne-Jones executed between 1871-73 (now in the Museo de Arte, Ponce, Puerto Rico). The first series was comprised of three paintings total. There are two, nearly identical versions of this scene, painted later and in oil. The first was executed between 1872-92 and is currently in the collection of the Delaware Art Museum, Wilimington. The second is the most highly finished version of this scene, installed at Buscot Park, Berkshire, part of the Faringdon Collection, and dates from 1873-90.

  • Purchased, 1900.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
After Sir Edward Burne-Jones -
Publisher - Berlin Photographic Company


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
Elisa Korb, Tessa Sidey 2007 Dan Giles, Ltd., London p. 63

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