A study for the figure of 'The Blessed Damozel' (1860), a gouache commissioned by Burne-Jones's early supporter and patron, the Leeds stockbroker Thomas E Plint (1823-61), now in the Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Boston. In his treatment of the subject Burne-Jones was inspired by Rossetti's poem of the same title, printed in 'The Germ' in 1850.

  • Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


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Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons Ltd, Derby p. 110
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


Charles Fairfax Murray

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti Author

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