This study, squared for transfer, is for one of three mural paintings (wedding procession, ceremony and feast) illustrating the romance of Sir Degrevaunt, executed by Burne-Jones in the drawing-room at Red House in the summer of 1860, soon after William and Jane Morris moved in. The Morrises were depicted as Degrevaunt and his bride. The paintings, part of an incomplete series, are still in situ. The story had been published in the Camden Society's volume of Thornton Romances in 1844, and was a favourite with Morris and Burne-Jones.

  • Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
- - - 1860


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Celebration of the Centenary of William Morris
41 Victoria and Albert Museum, London 1934 - 1934
Burne-Jones: The Paintings, Graphic and Decorative Work
63 Hayward Gallery, London 1975-11-05 - 1976-01-04
63 Southampton City Art Gallery 1976-01-24 - 1976-02-22
63 Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery 1976-03-10 - 1976-04-11
Burne-Jones: dal Preraffaelismo al Simolismo
85 Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome 1986-10-07 - 1987-01-03


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Birmingham Museum & Art Galley p. 52
William Morris
Linda Parry 1996 Victoria & Albert Museum, London p. 103
Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
2007 Dan Giles, Ltd., London p. 77

Associated people

Name Type
William Morris Made for

Associated places

Name Type
Red House -

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