One of two dawings in Birmingham's collection for the oil painting of 'The Hours' at Sheffield Museums Trust (1870-83), where Burne-Jones explores the hours of the day with an 'Albert Moore-like group of figures'.Burne Jones described The Hours as; 'a row of six little women that typify the hours of the day from waking to sleep. their little knees look so funny in a row that wit descended on me from above , and I called them ' the lapse of time'.

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  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Burne-Jones: dal Preraffaelismo al Simbolismo
8 Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome 1987 - 1987


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. 113
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. 74


Charles Fairfax Murray

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