The larger of these two studies bears some resemblance to the head of the left figure in the watercolour 'The Lament' (1866, William Morris Gallery, Walthanstow, London). The sheet as a whole shares the cool lyricism of the watercolour, which is a milestone in the transition of Burne-Jones's style from the overly medieval to the more timelessly classical.

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


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Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Pre-Raphaelite Art from Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
16 (repro) Hong Kong Museum of Art 1984 - 1984
Burne-Jones: dal Preraffaelismo al Simbolismo
12 (repro) Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome 1986-10-08 - 1986-11-23
Visions of Love and Life
79 (repro) Seattle Art Museum 1995-03-09 - 1995-05-07


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. 104
Bill Waters, Martin Harrison 1973 Barrie & Jenkins, London p. 86, fig. 112
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

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