One of seven designs in Birmingham's collection for Chaucer's 'Legend of Good Women', six of which were used in the bay window of the Combination Room at Peterhouse College, Cambridge. The figure of Medea was based on the 1862 finished watercolour 'Morgan le Fay', now in the collection of the London Public Libraries of Hammersmith and Fulham (on long loan to Leighton House, Kensington).

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


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
Imago Hypsip Martyris/ Imago Me Veneficae Martyris/ + purp
Caption Front Handwritten - pencil and sepia ink. instructions/inscriptions in the artist's own hand


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Morris & Company in Cambridge
76 (4) Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge 1980-09-30 - 1980-11-16
Burne-Jones: Dal Preraffaelismo al Simbolismo
90 Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna 1986-10-07 - 1987-01-03
L'Amore: dall'Olimpico all'Alcova
3.11 Mole Antonelliana, Turin 1992-05-28 - 1992-10-04
Heaven and Earth
- Djanogly Art Gallery, University of Nottingham 1994-10-07 - 1994-11-27
Hidden Burne Jones
ex. cat. Leighton House, London (only) 2007-10-14 - 2008-01-25


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. 133
The Stained Glass of William Morris and His Circle
A Charles Sewter 1975 Yale University Press, New Haven Vol. I: fig. 201; Vol. II: pp. 45, 207
William Morris Tiles
Hilary Myers, Richard Myers 1996 Richard Dennis, Somerset fig. 129
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. 64

Associated people

Name Type
Geoffrey Chaucer Author

Associated places

Name Type
Peterhouse College, Cambridge Made for

Associated organisations

Name Type
Morris & Co Realised by

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