This drawing is a study for the painting of 'The Rose Garden', 1862 (Private Collection). The figure in the oil was modelled by Georgiana Burne-Jones, as she stands before the rose trellis at Red House, Bexleyheath, Kent, home of William Morris. This was the original concept for the first panel in a series of drawings and paintings based on the Story of St. George, of the Princess Sabra reading in a walled garden.

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


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Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -


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. 66
Edward Burne-Jones: A Biography
Penelope Fitzgerald 1975 Michael Joseph, London p. 49
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. 78


Charles Fairfax Murray

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Georgiana Burne-Jones Artist's model

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