An unfinished proof with interesting working notes that has been attributed to Burne-Jones, and must therefore date to sometime shortly before his death in 1898. The completed etching was finally published in 1899. The oil on canvas upon which this etching is based is in the Victoria and Albert Museum and dated to 1870-82.

  • Presented by Edward J Shaw, 1923.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -
Engraver Emile Sulpis -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
make all the background stronger and more as in photograph/ note carefully where lights shine on the water and buildings
Notes below image Handwritten - Pencil, on separate sheet of paper. written in Burne-Jones's own hand
note high lights on water
Notes bottom right Handwritten - Pencil
EBJ./ 1870
Initials bottom right Etched 1870 Ink


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
The Reproductive Engravings after Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones
John Christian 1988 Julian Hartnoll, London pl. 10
Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
2007 Dan Giles, Ltd., London p. 76

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