One of five study drawings in Birmingham's collection for the 1884 oil painting 'King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid' now in the collections of Tate. Birmingham's collection also holds the fully worked up colour cartoon for this subject.

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


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
151 Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield 1971-10-23 - 1971-11-28
Burne-Jones: dal Preraffaelismo al Simbolismo
59 Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome 1986-10-07 - 1987-01-03
Burne-Jones: Watercolours and Drawings
68 Tate Gallery, London 1993-07-14 - 1993-11-07
Black Victorians
23 Manchester City Art Galleries 2005-10-15 - 2006-01-06


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. 101
King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid
W. S. Taylor Feb 1973 Apollo p. 153, fig. 10
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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