King René's Honeymoon - Sculpture
Accession number: 1904P528
Pen, indian ink and wash over coloured chalk and pencil, on paper.
Width: 342 mm
Height: 550 mm
Originally one of two designs executed by Burne-Jones for a painted cabinet designed by the architect John P Seddon (now in the Victoria and Albert Museum), the other being King René's Honeymoon: Painting (1862, watercolour, Private Collection). There were also designs by Ford Madox Brown, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and decoration by Morris, all illustrating the various artistic pleasures of 15th century King René of Anjou, father-in-law of Henry VI of England. The lavishly painted cabinet was one of the main exhibits in the Medieval Court of the International Exhibition of 1862 held in South Kensington. The panels by all the artists involved were later executed as stained glass windows in 1862, made by Morris & Co, and now in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
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