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A study for the sixth painting in the series of seven canvases illustrating 'The Story of St George' for the dining room of the artist Myles Birket Foster, at Witley, Surrey.One of fifteen studies for this subject in Birmingham's collection. The large central study of clasped hands and the small study of hands above it are for those of the Princes. The two lower studies are for the left arm and hand of the girl scattering flowers in the centre foreground of 'The Return of St George'. The final paintings are now in the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney and Bristol City Art Gallery. A gouache version, omitting the Princess, is owned by William Morris Museum, Walthamstow.

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

Makers

Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -

Inscriptions

Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
Story of St George / E.B.J.
Inscription top right Handwritten - inscription. not in the artist's hand
 

Literature

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. 75
 
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. 91

Provenance

Charles Fairfax Murray

Associated people

Name Type
Myles Birket Foster Commissioned by

Associated places

Name Type
The Hill, Witley, Surrey Made for

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