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This is a study for a watercolour, for which Dante Gabriel Rossetti wrote a short poem. The scene shows Circe leaning forward in the act of pouring a magic potion into an amphora, which awaits the arrival of Odysseus and his companions.

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

Makers

Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -

Literature

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. 60
 
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. 94

Provenance

Charles Fairfax Murray

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