This is a study of an early favourite model of Burne-Jones in the mid-1860s, Augusta Jones. Because it is in left profile, it is perhaps an early study of her made in preparation for 'Astrologia', a gouache of 1865 now in a private collection. She was also the model for Princess Sabra in the first oil painting of the St George Series, 'The Princess in the Garden' (1866, Musee d'Orsay, Paris).

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


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Hidden Burne-Jones
24, ill. p.41 Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 2007-04-04 - 2007-07-01
24, ill. p.41 Leighton House, London 2007-10 - 2008-01


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
Sir Edward Burne-Jones
Russell Ash 1993 Pavilion, London Pl. 2
Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
Elisa Korb, John Christian, Tessa Sidey 2007 Dan Giles, Ltd., London p. 63


Charles Fairfax Murray

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Augusta Jones Artist's model

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